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Assignments are created to closely match your preferred travel dates, locations, assignment length, passions and most importantly your skills. These will form part of a long-term support strategy for community based organisations. AfID supports over 350 partners and so only a small sample of opportunities are listed.

NGO engaging local communities in conserving national park

Uganda
Accommodation provided

Our partner aims to engage local communities and Ugandan youth to conserve the Kibale National Park and other wild environments. They require a volunteer to review their simple accounting system and provide some help and guidance to their accountant.

Founded initially as a link between a chimpanzee research project and the local community, the charity now works with several partners on critical issues for the survival of the forest and support of the local population. They have a broad range of programmes, ranging from conservation and sustainable energy, to education and literacy, and there is often the opportunity for volunteers to get involved with this work.

You will be following in the footsteps of seven previous AfID volunteers, and you will start by reviewing their current system, procedures and controls to ensure they are meeting compliance and best practice. Your training will focus on their use of QuickBooks (no prior experience required) and audit preparation work.

This assignment is very much about continuing the progress of previous volunteers, and your review and recommendations will ensure they maintain a strong and robust finance function.

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⭐Global health focussed INGO addressing HIV/AIDS epidemic [587]⭐

Laos
Flights, Accommodation & Stipend provided

Our partner is a large International NGO, working in Cambodia to addresses the scale of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. They require strategic support in understanding and streamlining their compliance and reporting requirements.

They have developed programmes, working alongside governments and other partners, to lower the costs of treatment and help build the in-country systems necessary to provide lifesaving treatment to HIV/AIDS patients. Over the last year they have experienced rapid growth in all areas and their grant portfolio is now quite significant in size and complexity, with funding from large institutional donors.

Your role would be to advise their senior management team on strengthening their control environment, and update their accounting processes, ensuring that these meet best practice requirements. These will need to be done bearing in mind the demands of a larger, more dispersed office; and their complex grant portfolio.

This assignment lends itself to a volunteer with Board level experience, comfortable working in collaboration with senior management teams to develop accounting and financial management policies and procedures.

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Charity using theatre to empower vulnerable children

Zambia
Affordable accommodation

They are a longstanding partner of AfID’s, however it has been some time since we last placed a volunteer with them. Their processes have become somewhat cumbersome and they require support in streamlining them.

Your role would be to firstly complete the reconciliation and policy review started by the previous AfID volunteer. They would also like your assistance with creating management reports, budgeting and forecasting templates and to provide training on these procedures.

This assignment requires a volunteer happy providing support on day-to-day accounting procedures, and with an eye for identifying opportunities to improve efficiency.

 

 

They are a longstanding partner of AfID’s, however it has been some time since we last placed a volunteer with them. Their processes have become somewhat cumbersome and they require support in streamlining them.

Your role would be to firstly complete the reconciliation and policy review started by the previous AfID volunteer. They would also like your assistance with creating management reports, budgeting and forecasting templates and to provide training on these procedures.

This assignment requires a volunteer happy providing support on day-to-day accounting procedures, and with an eye for identifying opportunities to improve efficiency.

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NGO using sport and play to educate and empower children

Uganda
Affordable accommodation

Our partner tackles poverty, conflict and disease by using sport and play to educate and empower young people. They require strategic guidance as they look to build the capacity of their finance function.

The use of sport for peace and development is well founded in the sector and our partner uses this powerful tool to affect positive social change and gender balance. You will be the first AfID volunteer to support them and as such will begin with an internal review of their current accounting procedures, systems and controls, taking into consideration the resources and capacity of the team.

You will be working primarily with the Executive Director and Finance & Admin Manager, as well as the Project Coordinators to review and improve their financial management processes. They require particular support in improving the communication between finance, management and programmes teams.

This assignment requires a volunteer comfortable providing 1:1 coaching to management teams, and advising on best practice.

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Environmental NGO conserving water and biodiversity

Honduras
Accommodation provided

Our partner improves the quality of life of local communities through the protection and sustainable management of natural resources. They require support in establishing a commercial arm, to support their valuable work.

They have begun exploring the establishment of social enterprises whose profits are transferred to the NGO to cover its fixed costs, programs and projects. This process requires the modernisation of the organisation’s accounting system and finance function.

Your role will be to support them in adjusting and setting up their financial structure and system to meet this income-generating initiative, specifically in the areas of budgeting and business planning, assistance with implementation procedures, cash flow forecasting and cash management.

This assignment lends itself to a commercially astute volunteer, and offers an excellent opportunity to work with a small but very committed team, eager to learn and improve as they diversify their income streams.

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Home Leone, Sierra Leone

⭐Social Enterprise supporting small childcare businesses [586]⭐

Kenya
Flights and Accommodation provided

Our partner works with small day-care businesses servicing marginalised and low-income families in Nairobi, and aims to install an environment that is safe and affordable. They require support in effectively managing their microloan system.

Registered as a private company, they both advise and finance small businesses through low interest loans and building capacity in strategy, technology, field systems and operational reach.

They have recently engaged the services of a local consultant to build their microloans platform, and your role will be to review this new platform and ensure they have a user-friendly system with a clear reporting dashboard. You will provide training on what data to collect and how to use this for analysis and planning, and to inform business decisions.

Your role will also include installing a simple financial management system for integrating, managing and forecasting their work according to the various grants they are managing. An exciting and wide-ranging assignment for a commercially adept volunteer.

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International NGO working with vulnerable & orphaned children

Kenya
Affordable accommodation

Our US based partner’s Kenyan operation provides orphaned children with shelter, food, clothes and access to healthcare and education. They require high-level strategic guidance as they build their internal finance and administrative structures.

The organisation runs a commercial farm which provides food for a children’s shelter and employment for some of the parents of the children they are supporting. They have an ambitious business development plan that will see them open a 2nd shelter, enabling them to support more children.

Working in collaboration with senior management staff, your role would be to make recommendations that will ensure they have robust systems that meet compliance and accountability needs, and enable them to report back to the Kenyan and US Boards effectively. They would also like you to advise on business and financial planning, to help them achieve their goal of the farm becoming financially sustainable in the future.

This partner would particularly benefit from a volunteer with experience in senior finance roles, who is comfortable operating in an advisory capacity at the strategic and Board level.

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Organisation engaging young people through education

Sri Lanka
Affordable accommodation

Our partner works with local entrepreneurs to set up learning centres in disadvantaged and marginalised communities, which are then staffed and run by locals. They require support in creating a financial procedures manual.

They aim to empower individuals and organisations to take responsibility for themselves and their futures, their families and their goals. The organisation is due their next audit shortly, and require a volunteer to ensure they are prepared for this.

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, system and controls before making recommendations and implementing simple improvements. You will also be providing training on new procedures, tools and policies introduced as well as creating a financial procedures manual to ensure the learning is maintained within the organisation.

An excellent opportunity to work with a small, enthusiastic local finance team and to ensure they are well equipped with the tools they need to flourish.

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NGO supporting coastal communities in maintaining healthy ecosystem

Tanzania
Accommodation & Visa

Our partner works with small-scale fishing communities, on the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, to help them manage coastal resources and improve their livelihoods. They require support in streamlining their accounting processes and procedures.

 

They have grown considerably in the last four years and recruited a full time Accountant and Finance Manager in 2018. They have been developing their finance function gradually as donors and audits have required it, but would now require support to streamline their procedures and improve efficiency.

You will also be coaching the new Finance Manager who does not have prior experience at this level. Your training will include budget tracking, financial planning and project accounting. You will be reviewing and updating the financial procedures manual, guiding preparation for annual audit and drafting an annual organisational budget.

This is a diverse and varied assignment with plenty of scope for a volunteer with experience in management accounting to add a huge amount of value in just a few weeks.

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Women’s empowerment Social Enterprise

Cambodia
Affordable accommodation

Our partner supports rural Cambodian artisan women to develop a stable, fair and sustainable income through the production of rattan products. They require support in developing a robust financial management system.

The artisan women develop high quality rattan products such as baskets, bags, lamps, and small furniture, being carefully trained and mentored in order to empower their creativity and knowledge, thus sharing this ancient craft by adapting it to the demands of the modern market.

Your role would be focussed on the areas of budget preparation, forecasting, financial planning and analysis. As a social enterprise, they do not have institutional donors or grants and would benefit from guidance on business development as well as compliance, creating a simple structure for bookkeeping and financial management, to make sure they are well set-up and prepared for further growth.

A volunteer with business acumen, and the ability to balance the demands of social aims and business realities, would be well suited to this role.

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Colouring in at Fundación RUTA

Not-for-profit organisation supporting and empowering youth

Uganda
Accommodation provided

Our partner addresses the lack of economic opportunities for youth from low income families, helping them turn their passions into sustainable careers. They require a strategic review of their finance function.

Their innovative, holistic program uses a combination of free online courses, business mentoring services, skill development courses, apprenticeships and entrepreneurship training.

Your role would begin with a review their work, ensuring that they are properly adhering to appropriate controls, and that they understand all the financial management tools available to them. They would also benefit from support in better understanding the templates and tools created to train the entrepreneurs. Part of your role would be to review these, before using them to train a few entrepreneurs and refining them as you see fit, before training staff on delivering this training independently.

This assignment would lend itself to a finance professional with experience of working with a diverse range of organisations, and comfortable in a coaching and mentoring role.

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NGO delivering courses and activities to increase well-being

Guatemala
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner seeks to inspire, raise awareness and educate the Guatemalan population to live a full life, with peace and greater well-being. They require support in strengthening their processes, procedures and controls.

Their beneficiaries are the Guatemalan at-risk population, and they primarily provide courses and activities in schools and educational centres. As the organization grows, they need to develop stronger systems and be able to properly report to donors.

You will begin with an internal review of their current financial procedures, systems and controls and an assessment of the capacity and resources of the team and organisation, before making recommendations for best practice. You will be improving and introducing new procedures as needed to further strengthen and formalise their structure, working collaboratively with the local staff.

An excellent opportunity to join a young and vibrant organisation, and have a big impact through some simple improvements of their existing processes.

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Social Enterprise improving livelihoods of local beekeepers

Tanzania
Accommodation provided

Our partner works with local beekeepers who are using traditional methods, to improve their livelihoods and link them to higher value export markets. They are in need of a volunteer to review their systems and processes in light of recent growth.

They buy and process various honey and wax based products which they then sell overseas. They offer training to their local suppliers to help them increase their yield, providing inputs on a credit basis, such as smokers and bee suits.

The organisation has grown since their last AfID placement, and they now have four entities to sell the honey produced, recently adding one in Ireland. Their international structure can make meeting compliance and keeping track of their overall financial position complicated, and they require an internal review of their current procedures, controls and systems to ensure this is fit for purpose.

The organisation is currently working with 400 farmers, which is projected to expand to 2000 with 10 field offices over the next 2-3 years, so the assignment would lend itself to a commercially savvy volunteer used to working with growing organisations.

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Small grassroots charity supporting marginalised communities

Sierra Leone
Accommodation provided

Our partner is a small Sierra Leonean charity supporting local communities in improving their environment, health facilities and quality of education. Your role will be to review their basic accounting system, procedures and controls.

They have requested support in strengthening their financial management processes to enable them to generate greater donor confidence and attract more funding. In addition, the charity has a young and enthusiastic Bookkeeper, but he doesn’t have any formal training, and would benefit from some one-to-one help and support.

After your initial internal review, you will begin to make recommendation and implement simple and manageable improvements. Your training of the Bookkeeper could include help with day-to-day tasks such as how to produce financial statements and cash flow forecasts, ensuring there is clear written guidance to maintain this knowledge within the charity.

An excellent opportunity to help a healthy and growing organisation keen to improve, through some simple enhancements to their already established systems and processes.

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Not-for-profit organization supporting smallholders farmers

Kenya
Visa and flights covered

Our partner is an agribusiness using technology and innovation to support smallholder farmers. They challenge poor productivity and fragmented value chains by connecting famers to technical support, market contract and farm inputs.

 

You will be tailoring and explaining the different types of internal and external reporting and their purpose.

They have had issues with tax authorities in the past and would like to ensure they are producing clear information to avoid these issues in the future. Theywould like guidance on better reporting for analysis and strategy.

You will also be providing further support on cashflow management and cost accounting. You will be supporting the team with forecasting for long harvest cycles and purchasing and sales strategies.

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Semilla Nueva, Guatemala

NGO supporting disadvantaged youth with health and educational services

Ghana
Accommodation & Food

Our partner is a non-profit working to provide health, educational and empowerment services to disadvantaged youth in both South Africa and Ghana. They are supporting young people currently in school, those who are unable to attend and young and expectant mothers.

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls. You will be making and starting to implement your recommendations for best practice, taking into account the resources and capacity of the local team.

The CEO has relocated to Ghana to oversee this new organisation. Their current Finance Manager has also been filing the role of Programmes Manager and has now handed in her notice and a Finance Officer is taking on her finance duties. She has implemented the financial procedures used in South Africa but they would like someone to review their fit for this new context. You will be working with the CEO and the Finance Officers to establish a simple and transparent system that supports their size and programmatic activity. They have 4 main donors for their 4 projects and their next audit is due on 31st December.

Our partner has also asked that you review and improve their petty cash management; salaries procedures; financial controls, including the provision of signatories; cash withdrawal processes; and documentation and record keeping.

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⭐NGO empowering families to grow & develop [588]⭐

Uganda
Flights, Accommodation, Visa & Stipend

Our partner's aim is to empower families to become more self-reliant, to grow and develop positively; they provide holistic care to vulnerable children and their families through health, education, human rights and community empowerment programmes. In their health clinic they are providing maternity health, HIV care, family planning and supporting children with disabilities.

 

They have been steadily growing and are now generating some income through the social enterprise project. They would like to streamline and improve their processes to increase accountability and to manage their complex donor and audit requirements. You will be conducting a fresh review of their existing financial system, procedures and controls and assessing the resources and capacity of the team. You will be making and implementing your recommendations for best practice and improved efficiency.

Our partner has asked you to develop a template for budget vs actual reports and to train the local team in how to maintain this. You will also be strengthening their profit and loss system for all their income streams and sales. You will also be training the team in audit preparation ahead of the 2019 audit, installing more robust systems and procedures to build their internal capacity for this process future years.

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Not-for-profit organization protecting girls in Kuria community

Kenya
Accommodation and meals contribution

Our partner is a community based organization and women–led movement who actively works to end female genital mutilation, child marriage, sexual and gender based violence in the marginalized Kuria community.

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls and making recommendations for best practice, according to their resources and capacity, prviding training and coaching to the local staff as needed.

Our partner requested more support and advice in areas like preparing budgeting, financial reporting and streamlining their financial processes. They have recently started to work on QuickBooks and would benefit from more training on making sure they are making the most of it. They are now building their Strategy Plan for the next 5 years and would benefit from your input in the financial aspects.

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NGO creating and supporting libraries in underdeveloped areas

Laos
Affordable Accommodation and stipend

Our partner offers young people in Laos a chance to meet their potential, learn and develop through education and literacy, by creating and supporting libraries in underdeveloped areas.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls and making recommendations for best practice, according to their resources and capacity, providing training to the local staff as needed.

They identified a specific need and challenge in making a better use of their accounting system, which currently is on Excel: it is very time consuming and not efficient, and as they are preparing for a second book-launch next year, they want to make sure they have a better system in place. You will assess, recommend and support in implementing a better system that can integrate accounting, sales and database management, able to automatize the work. They are members of TechSoup and will have access to software at reduced prices, but they need your support in selecting the appropriate software and then receive training to make sure they are utilising it appropriately.

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Charity supporting male victims of sexual abuse

Cambodia
Stipend provided

Our partner works to prevent sexual abuse and support those affected, specifically focusing on young male victims. They require a general review of their simple accounting system, and some practical training for their small finance team.

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls. You will be making recommendations for best practice that are appropriate to the resources and capacity of the team, starting to implement some of these and providing training so staff can maintain the changes. They are in the process of revising their financial policies for compliance which you can assist with. The Finance Manager has recently been promoted into the role and although he has a good understanding, he will benefit from some further coaching to help him manage his new tasks. He has just received his Master’s in Accountancy, he learns fast but has no one to teach him at the moment. Alongside him there is a Finance Officer and a Finance & Admin Assistant.

They are using QuickBooks and Excel and need a review of their use and training on both. The staff’s general excel skills are quite poor, further training and helping to create new, streamlined templates and procedures would add much value. The previous FM changed the way they report to donors from QuickBooks which has since been questioned by auditors as the most effective way. The reporting requirements for the large donors can be both complex and demanding, your review can help make this easier to manage. They are also concerned that they lack strong financial controls which need attention.

Our partner has recently built up a reserve to invest in income generating income businesses. They have requested support to develop business plans and simulations, advising on budget and costing. They have saved enough for rental, refurbishment and a staff of 2 but have not yet decided on what type of business to establish although would like it to provide a service to general public (ie. a coffee shop). If time permits, you will be involved in the strategy and planning for such a venture.

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A check-up at Fundacion CEMOPLAF, Ecuador

Social Enterprise Enabling Development

India
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a social enterprise distributing life-improving products ranging from solar lights and fuel-efficient cookstoves to reusable water filters and rechargeable batteries.  They equip local retail shops in peri-urban and rural locations with the stock and knowledge and resources to sell it so it can reach those who need it.

 

They need to implement a new system that would enable them to integrate their accounting, logistics and procurement. They have identified and tested the new software, and have started their data migration in September. You will be supporting with project management of the data migration; they are looking to migrate inventory, pending balances from shop owners, and sales history data. They recently appointed a Project Coordinator who would need to be mentored in order to work independently after your placement is completed. 

You will also support in implementing a better stock count process, and you will be developing and outlining processes to ensure that their new logistics software integrates with Quickbooks. This could involve outlining features for the developer to add, and creating processes for their team in Bangalore to follow.

This role requires a volunteer that is comfortable to work in a busy environment and more than 50% of the time remotely, as the team members are frequently travelling inside India. Please note that as this role centres around systems implementation, depending on your availability, the implementation will have progressed and therefore your exact objectives will need to be confirmed.

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NGO supporting local access to education

South Africa
Accommodation and stipend

Our partner is a small grassroots humanitarian organisation supporting local access to education and a better quality of life. 

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls and making recommendations for best practice, according to their resources and capacity, providing training to the local staff as needed.

The organization currently works on Excel and has never been audited, but they anticipate they will need to be audited in the future in order to be able to apply for bigger grants. You will be working mainly with the Founder and Executive Director, who is very keen to learn and would benefit from a general overview on accounting procedures and controls, building budgets and financial management.

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Not-for-profit organisation teaching children to play musical instruments

Uganda
Affordable Accommodation

What began as an initiative to donate pianos, extended into an organisation teaching children how to play the piano, and later other instruments. They aim to be a centre of excellence for music in Uganda, believing everyone should have the opportunity to develop musical talents and appreciation.

 

You will begin by conducting a fresh internal review of their current financial procedures, systems and controls. You will be reviewing their progress since our past placements and assessing the current capacity of the team, identifying any gaps or weaknesses and providing training as needed.  You will be coaching the new Accountant, who is currently struggling to keep on top of her duties. The ED is keen to establish best practice with the day-to-day bookkeeping and month end procedures, to minimise error and to install clear guidelines and task lists. He would also like you to introduce more analysis and management accounting procedures and better board reporting. Other areas he has highlighted are cashflow forecasting; bursary scheme accounting; project financial forecasting; and further analysis of the NGO business model.

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Not-for-profit organization raising awareness on sustainability

Costa Rica
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a non-profit start-up based in Costa Rica, known as one of the most sustainable countries in the world. Their mission is to align Latin America with the Global Agenda on sustainable goals and provide the region with the reference points to understand, adapt and implement this Agenda.

You will begin with an internal review of their current financial procedures, systems and controls. You will be assessing the capacity and resources of the team and organisation and making recommendations for best practice, training staff to build their capacity. You will be improving and introducing new procedures as needed to further strengthen and formalise their structure, making sure they are prepared for a potential external or donor-led audit. New regulations have been introduced in Costa Rica and they will need to be yearly audited, so they want to make sure they are prepared for this event.

Apart from audit preparation, one of our partner’s main requests was to receive specialised support in developing a business model for their organization, to increase sustainability. They would like your support in building their strategy and benchmark prices for standardised services. They have good reputation and strong connections with main private donors in the region, but investors are requesting more services and they would like to be prepared with presenting professional business proposals. You will also have the possibility to attend one of their events and advise on how the can financially improve the rateability of the events.

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Start-up empowering women through sport

Armenia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a young start-up with a mission to empower Armenian women through sport, giving them the confidence and life skills to challenge gender stereotypes in the country.

 

Our partner has outsourced their accounting function; the external accountant is responsible for the bookkeeping, preparation of year-end financial statements, and tax & regulatory compliance. The CEO has oversight of the finance function; as part of her role, she has developed a detailed organisational budget, and is working with the external accountant to receive monthly management accounts. However, as she does not have a background in accounting & finance, she is seeking the support of a volunteer to:

  • Support her in establishing proper checks and balances, and creating accounting & organisational processes & policies bearing in mind that the finance function is currently outsourced.
  • Review the budget she has created and ensure that it properly captures the expected spending, and from which she should be able to get a meaningful monthly report from the accountants.

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Girls' Education from Nurture Africa, Kenya

NGO Enabling Children's Education and Empowering Families

Rwanda
Affordable Accommodation

Our Rwandan partner supports children’s education through the provision of school fees, school materials and medical care. They are looking for an experienced Accountant to provide further training and strategic support to their team.

 

Their support also extends to the children’s families through income generating projects such as a farming cooperative, which supports widows, young mothers and those who have been in prison and have been released because either they were suspected of the genocide or completed their sentence.

You will be reviewing their progress, checking the accounts and continue provide training as necessary, especially to prepare the financial statements at the end of the year and donor reporting. This will be a good point in their financial year to help them closing the books for year-end, as well as making sure they are well set for the next year.

Additionally, our partner is expecting to be inspected by the local government (department of NGOs) in January 2020. Therefor they have asked for a volunteer to perform an internal audit on the organization and work together with Joseph to make sure that all accounts and procedures are in place and compliant.

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NGO supporting vulnerable women and children

Uganda
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner focuses on vulnerable women and children, using education and health interventions. Their educational projects provide school materials and fees for disadvantaged children, supports local schools and educate about menstrual hygiene and providing reusable pads. Their health projects educate on nutrition for pregnant women and infants.

 

You will start with an internal review of their accounting procedures and controls, you will make and start to implement your recommendations for best practice. Our partner would like your help to develop a simple and robust accounting system that will include tools for budget creation and financial reporting.

Please note that the internet connection in Buikwe will be limited and infrequent. It is a rural area of Uganda, accommodation and facilities will be basic.

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NGO empowering and protecting children and teenagers

Zimbabwe
Affordable Accommodation

Our partners provides a platform for young people to make their voices heard and to realise their potential to positively change the lives of themselves and their communities. Their work aims to create livelihoods and economic independence; protects those who are vulnerable to early child marriages, HIV and gender and sexual based violence; and teaches youth about leadership, community participation and peer support. 

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls. You will be making and implementing your recommendations for best practice, training staff on new implementations. As a new organisation they are keen to ensure the structure they have in place is fit for purpose as they grow and attract new funding. Their current donors have offered some start-up support, including site visits and reporting guidance but they will benefit from a more tailored coaching for their overall financial procedures. They have also requested support to improve their budgeting, cashflow forecasting, financial planning, reporting, reconciliations and filing.

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Social enterprise supporting young artists and musicians

Cambodia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a social enterprise whose mission is to revive Cambodian music through supporting young artists and musicians to develop original music and content, while growing their careers.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their current financial procedures, systems and controls. You will be assessing the capacity and resources of the team and organisation and making recommendations for best practice, training staff to build their capacity. You will be improving and introducing new procedures as needed to further strengthen and formalise their structure, making sure they are prepared for a potential external or donor-led audit.

The organization has been awarded 2 institutional grants which has doubled their income. They have requested your support to review their current procedures and controls, make sure they have the right system in place for monitoring expenses and financial reporting. They are currently working on Excel but would like to move to QuickBooks and if appropriate you will support with this transition, as well with creating a Chart of Accounts.

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NGO developing innovative solutions to healthcare concerns

Uganda
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a tech-based Social Enterprise developing innovative solutions to healthcare concerns. They focus on children and improving their access to effective healthcare. They are currently designing technology to diagnose pneumonia in young children which is the cause of many infant deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

 

They have requested support to help them to better manage their grants and investment. You will be starting by conducting an internal review of their existing accounting system, procedures and controls and making improvements. They have started to implement procedures as best they can but are aware that they do so without the financial experience. You will be helping to install a robust and user-friendly system and training staff to maintain it. They would also like assistance with financial planning, cash management, audit preparation, financial control and grant reporting. You will be working primarily with their CEO and Finance Manager, who does not have accountancy experience but is currently studying an MBA.

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Waiting for the whistle: Slum Soccer, India

Organization promoting and protecting sustainable livelihoods

Uganda
Affordable Accommodation and meals

Our partner is promoting and protecting sustainable livelihoods through income and food security, environmental conservation, health and social support. Their target beneficiaries began as those suffering from HIV/AIDS and those in extreme poverty and now include small-scale farmers and small business owners.

 

You will be reviewing their progress, providing further training as needed. They are now completing uploading all transactions onto Savings Plus, you will then help agree the balances. You will also help complete the bank reconciliations and introduce a P&L template.

Our partner has requested your support for the Cooperative: developing the Financial Procedures Manual; building their capacity to engage resource mobilisation strategies and improve the loan portfolio; and training staff on maintaining an asset register, cashflow statements and preparing annual accounts. You will also be training staff in donor reporting.

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Not-for-profit organization strengthening and improving schools in Kenya

Kenya
Affordable Accommodation

This organization partners with community based schools in informal settlements and the slums of Nairobi, strengthening leadership, improving instructional  quality and providing infrastructure support to help the schools create an environment where all children can fulfil their potential. 

 

You will start by reviewing their progress since Jinani’s placement, providing further guidance and training as needed. Our partner has requested a year-end placement to help prepare them for their 2019 audit (due end February 2020) and to review and update their Financial Procedures Manual. You will help improve their systems, workflow and efficiency. They have also requested support in preparing a 3 year organisational budget.

 

 

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NGO deploying solar solutions to supply clean energy solutions

India
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a start-up social enterprise that is deploying solar solutions to supply reliable and affordable clean energy solutions across the agricultural value-chain in rural India.

 

Your role will be to undertake an assessment of their existing controls, processes and systems, making recommendations based on the complexity of the accounting, skillset of local staff and resources available to the organisation. Our partner is seeking an experienced volunteer to design and implement an accounting & financial management system. This will include:

  • Reviewing, strengthening and developing their control environment and risk management procedures.
  • Assessing whether they transition to using an accounting software. They are keen on migrating to Quickbooks, and it would be useful to support them in getting ready for such a transition, advising and supporting them on it.
  • Developing budgets, budget management & reporting, and cashflow management and forecasting tools.
  • Training the new Accounting Executive they are looking to hire, and being a business partner and mentoring Amit in better understanding his financial management responsibilities.
  • Supporting them with refining financial models and undertaking any analysis for investor readiness.

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Animal Welfare Charity

Malawi
Accommodation and Lunch provided

The charity is the first and only animal welfare organisation in Malawi, working with animal owners, farmers and stray populations. Their programmes include a veterinary clinic, community farm and spay clinics, a rehoming shelter, an annual mass urban rabies campaign and a donkey sanctuary project.

 

You will review their progress and check the accounts and the P&L. This will be a good mid-point in their financial year to review how they are getting on with the new system. You will be reviewing the new management reporting templates, simplifying or editing as needed. You will also be reviewing the profitability of the veterinary clinic for the 1st 6 months of 2019/20. They have also requested that you help produce their first annual report.

Our partner is also considering splitting into 2 separate entities, they will keep the registered charity for their animal welfare projects but will set up the hospital as a private company/social enterprise which will be generating income for the charity. They would like your advice on how to structure the finances for this new set up.

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Not-for-profit organization working to eradicate human trafficking

Kenya
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is working to eradicate human trafficking, exposing the crime and empowering its victims. Their work raises awareness and sensitises people to the danger of trafficking; they provide rescue, shelter, counselling and reintegration training for victims, educational workshops and opportunities for economic empowerment; and they conduct research on thematic areas which they use to inform and influence policy changes.

 

You will start by reviewing their progress providing further guidance and training as needed. You will support with the following: introducing monthly management reports and accounts; improving financial controls; advising on cash management procedures; implementing procurement policies; and updating the Finance Manual with these changes. You will also be training staff on the new additions.

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Kate on assignment in Peru with HOOP

Social enterprise providing secure access to health solutions

Uganda
Homestay provided

Our partner believes that no one should be denied health care because they cannot afford it. They target low income populations living in rural, urban and peri-urban areas of Uganda, providing them secure access to health solutions. 

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls and making recommendations for best practice, suitable to their resources and capacity. They have a full-time Accountant who has newly graduated from university. You will be assessing her capacity and providing 1:1 coaching as needed. Our partner would also like your help to introduce budgeting and internal and donor reporting procedures and to strengthen financial controls. They would like you to work with the COO and CEO to review financial sustainability, costing and business plan and to ensure they are meeting compliance.

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NGO educating young people strengthening their abilities

Rwanda
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is the national scouting organization of Rwanda. Their mission is youth-oriented and aims at educating young people to become more responsible citizens and strengthening their abilities. 

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls and making recommendations for best practice, suitable to their resources and capacity. Their last audit was done in 2016 and they estimate a new audit in 2019/early 2020 – you will be assisting in improving the procedures and controls, to make sure they are prepared both for the external audit and meeting standards for potential donors.

They have a full-time Finance and Admin Officer on a full time position. You will be working together, assessing her capacity and providing 1:1 coaching and capacity building as necessary. They are currently working with Excel and you will be improving their use of the system, and evaluate if they might benefit from switching to an accounting software.

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Not-for-profit organization supporting rural population

Cambodia
Accommodation provided

Our partner is passionately supporting the rural Cambodian population in order to improve their living conditions by focusing in four core areas: water and sanitation, sustainable construction, education and agriculture. 

 

You will be assisting with the year-end procedures, preparing them for the end of year audit and helping to review and finalise the 2020 budget. You will be reviewing their Financial Procedures manual and their compliance with it. You will also support their ongoing fundraising with budget creation for the proposals being submitted. Our partner also suggested that you help to build finance and project KPIs and train the staff in their presentation skills, both for finance and the broader organisational information.

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NGO developing the leadership and collective power of women

Belize
Accommodation provided

The purpose of our partner is to develop the leadership and collective power of women and girls around the world to achieve human rights, health, security, dignity, freedom, justice, and peace for all people.

Your role will focus specifically on reviewing and improving their use of QuickBooks and provide further training to the team as necessary. There is a need to change the existing chart of accounts, reviewing several opened accounts and coaching the team on how to draw reports, roll the budget and create a forecast from the data entered, to help the management take more informed strategic decisions.

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Volunteer accountant at social enterprise training STEM teachers

Ghana
Accommodation provided

Our partner is pioneering inquiry-based learning in Ghana. The organisation improves teacher capacity to teach in this method by providing practical training workshops to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics teachers. In partnership with government education services and associations of science teachers our partner has trained more than 2,600 teachers.

 

You will start by reviewing their progress and providing further improvements, edits and training as needed. Our partner have requested further training for their permanent team and in particular have highlighted the following areas: budget creation, monitoring and analysis; preparing cashflow forecasts; completing and finalising the Procedures Manual; and improving their cash management procedures. You will also be coaching the Operations Director and CEO.

You will also be assessing the fit of the new accounting firm and the accounting software they have transitioned to, Wave.

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HOOP Peru

NGO strengthening and supporting Cambodian families

Cambodia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a local NGO working to strengthen and support Cambodian families. Their work supports the safe reunification of children, previously in care, with their families.

 

Working with national, regional and local authorities, our partner is contributing to the de-institutionalisation process which has moved away from the traditional orphanages and foster care model to prioritise keeping families together wherever possible. They aim to promote healthy, safe lives and opportunities for Cambodian youth.

Our partner would like to invite an independent review and advice to develop and strengthen their finance function to ensure they are meeting best practice and to regain the confidence of their donors. You will begin with an internal review of their existing system, procedures and controls. You will be making recommendations for best practice, implementing improvements and training staff on these changes. Your support and advice will verify the errors with the 2018 accounts and establish more stability and control to reassure donors and reduce future risk.

 

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NGO empowering women through weaving and crafting

Cambodia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner aims to create opportunities for Cambodian women, allowing them to become socially, politically and economically independent, to live without fear, violence and exploitation. This is achieved through providing an alternative means of employment, making handicrafts - such as scarfs, throws and cushions - which are sold for profit.

 

You will begin with a internal review of their current accounting systems, procedures and controls. You will be making and implementing recommendations for best practice and training the Accounts Assistant as needed, coaching her in the basic finance management principles as well. 

Our partner would also like your support in preparing a 3 year financial plan starting 2020. They would like to review their business plan, costing and financial reporting on sales and production. They would also like to improve their stock management systems.

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⭐International healthcare organisation [587]⭐

Nigeria
Flights, Accommodation & Daily Allowance

Our partner, a UK-based NGO that has a longstanding history in responding to infectious and tropical diseases, is seeking a pro bono internal auditor for its Nigeria country programme. In Nigeria, the organisation has been working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other local organisations, to create three targetted interventions against infectious diseases in the country.

 

You will be working alongside the Internal Audit Manager, and will be given specific areas of the audit to focus on. The audit is expected to cover a broad range of risk areas, including governance, legislation and regulatory compliance, programme management, partner management, donor management, human resources, health and safety, finance, operations including procurement, stock and asset management, vehicle management, security management including safeguarding, and information systems.

In addition to undertaking the audit, you will be involved in providing feedback, attending a debrief session and discussing potential issues and findings with senior management.

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NGO improving social impact of government, charity & social enterprise initiatives

India
Visa and stipend

Our partner was founded to improve social impact of government, charity and social enterprise initiatives through rigorous research and field experiments. In addition to impact assessment, they offer other advisory services – including programme design consulting, monitoring and evaluation, technical advice and scale-up support.

 

They are seeking a pro bono accountant based in India to develop their global audit processes, spanning seven offices across three continents.

  • Systems and Process Design: The volunteer will lead in the creation of a comprehensive audit checklist, work with the Accounting Manager to develop a timeline for pre-audit activities, and design systems and standardized processes to help the finance team prepare for the global audit.
  • Review internal controls, making recommendations on areas of improvement and updating the Finance Policy Manual to reflect current practices.
  • Reconcile detailed accounts, prepare required entries to address reconciling items, and identify process improvements to make future entries and reconciliations easier.
  • Mentoring and coaching the finance team, supporting their ability to lead the global audit practice, manage their time effectively and identify areas of subsequent professional development.

You will be working directly with the finance team in India, and remotely with the teams based  in Kenya and in the US.

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Not-for-profit organization protecting Kasanka National Park

Zambia
Accommodation provided

Our partner works in partnership with the Zambian Government to protect Kasanka National Park's environment, its wildlife and natural resources. They aim to both restore and secure the park's biodiversity and to grow it as a sustainable and internationally renowned tourist destination.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls; you will be making and starting to implement your recommendations for best practice. You will be assessing the capacity and skills of the team, role allocation and organisational risk. You will be updating their financial procedures manual and training the team the continue any new procedures introduced. Your training will include daily finance management and bookkeeping tasks and higher level management responsibilities and financial/strategic planning and oversight.

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Harvest time; Gardens for Health, Rwanda

Not-for-profit organization focusing on sexual reproductive health & rights

Laos
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner focuses on sexual reproductive health and rights: they strive to raise awareness and empower people with knowledge, information and access to quality services. Their current projects include educating on key health topics and nutrition and raising awareness for their target groups: mothers, girls and youth.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their current financial procedures, systems and controls. You will be assessing the capacity and resources of the team and organisation and making recommendations for best practice. You will be improving and introducing new procedures as needed to further strengthen and formalise their structure, training staff to build their capacity. They have a financial procedures manual but would like you to review and update this. They are using QuickBooks and excel and would like further training on QuickBooks to best utilise the system.

 

As our partner attract more and larger donors, they need help understanding and adhering to the reporting requirements, which will become increasingly complex. They would also like to demonstrate a robust and transparent system which meets international compliance to help them attract more funding. They would also like you to create better payroll procedures for both core and project staff.

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Not-for-profit organization training beekepers

China
Accommodation provided

Our partner provides training for small family farmers on beekeeping techniques, queen bee rearing, and safe and clean honey extraction. The farmers are then provided assistance with bottling and selling the honey. They currently only sell the honey locally, but the co-founders aim to bring it to an international market within Asia in the near future.

 

You will:

  • Review and build a sound accounting system, looking at strengthening controls, ensuring there is proper cash management (including setting up cash and bank reconciliations). Part of this would also entail assessing the Excel sheets, and review whether they should move back to using Quickbooks. For both, help them develop a chart of accounts, and proper classification of income and expenses.
  • Support in building financial management tools – organisational budget, monthly management accounts, cash position and cashflow forecast.

This is really well-rounded placement offering an individual the opportunity to develop accounting controls & processes. Please note, that as the organisation is establishing its operations, it is working as a start-up organisation and will require the volunteer to be independent, hands on and able to really understand the context in which the organisation is operating when establishing an accounting & financial management system.

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NGO serving members in rural areas to save and access small loans

Liberia
Accommodation provided

Our partner began as a collection of Village Saving and Loan Associations in and around Bong County, serving members in rural areas to save and access small loans. To date there are about 90 different schemes supporting local communities, to the number of 2700 members. From 2017 they started to introduce a more formal structure to offer a wider support.

 

You will begin with a review of their existing finance procedures, systems and controls. You will be making and implementing recommendations for best practice, taking into account the resources and capacity of the team. You will be working in the main hub with the full time Finance Officer and part time Finance Support. The Finance Officer has a diploma in accounting and the Finance Support is currently studying accountancy. You will be reviewing their capacity and providing coaching as necessary.

Our partner also requested support to establish a robust and user friendly system for their new credit union scheme. They do not feel they currently have the knowledge and capacity to manage multi donors and funds and would like fund management training. They would also like to introduce stronger reporting and budgeting procedures. They are currently registering the credit union, ready for launch at the end of the year. For the cooperative they would like a review of the system and an introduction of better production, distribution and tracking procedures.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Charity supporting Project-Based Learning in Brazilian schools

Brazil
Accommodation & Visa

Our parter encourages teachers in Brazil to develop and deliver educational projects and project-based learning practices in their classrooms. In doing so, they hope to create environments where children can meet their full potential, supporting their teachers and wider society to achieve key educational goals. 

 

The organisation is quite young and small in size and while they have complete financial records, their system is still basic.

You will begin with a review of their current financial procedures, controls and system. You will be reviewing staff capacity and resources and making recommendations for best practice that are appropriate to their need and increase efficiency and are appropriate to their need. In addition to a review on their control environment and accounting practices, they would like a volunteer to support them in preparing their financial statements, preparing for an external audit, and creating an organisational budget and buget monitoring tools.

This is an excellent placement and opportunity for an accountant to provide all round support to an organisation. 

 

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⭐Not-for-profit organization improving access to water & sanitation [588]⭐

Kenya
Flights, Accommodation & Visa

Our partner is an international organisation, based in the UK, improving access to water and sanitation. Their work in Kenya includes working with government to influence regulations and improve services; support international and national investment into water and sanitation; conducting key research; and connecting low-income communities with major infrastructure.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls. You will be making and starting to implement your recommendations for best practice, taking into consideration the capacity and resources of the team.

Our partner have specifically requested support to improve their internal reporting between Kenya and UK.

You will be helping the team to meet compliance and assessing efficiency and potential cost savings. They want to ensure the team have robust budget monitoring procedures and controls in place going forward. In particular, the UK office would like to understand better how petty cash controls are authorised and controlled with suggestions for improvements.

You will be working from the main Nairobi office and there may be travel to the other offices if required.

Our partner will also reimburse you for vaccinations and provide a daily stipend for food and other expenses.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Working in the light, SolarAid Malawi

Trust Channeling Education for Change and Equality

Sri Lanka
Homestay accommodation available

Based in the luscious tea country hills of central Sri Lanka, our partner supports disadvantaged young people from the tea estates with access to education and training. They are seeking a volunteer to review their progress implementing new accounting software and provide further training to local staff.

 

The communities in the tea estates live in impoverished, overcrowded and unsafe conditions and are at risk of malnutrition, violence, high mortality rates and limited access to basic education. The organisation believe that young people should have equal opportunities to develop and succeed, regardless of where they are born, their ethnicity or who their family is and strive to use education as a tool for social change through their education centres and social enterprises.

You will be reviewing their progress with the new systems and procedures, supporting them with any additional training and guidance as needed and ensuring they have the capacity and understanding to maintain this.

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⭐NGO helping communities to benefit from natural resources [585]⭐

Liberia
Accommodation & Visa

Our partner has been influential in transforming how natural resources are managed, and benefits from these are shared with local communities in Liberia. They are are seeking an experienced and dynamic pro bono accountant to support them in building and strengthening their control environment, developing financial management tools, and building the capacity of the finance team.

 

Your role will be to:

  • Review the control environment, accounting & financial management processes, specifically developing procedures to enable them to easily collect supporting documents from their field offices.
  • Review the responsibilities of the finance staff, ensuring that there is a clear segregation of duties and processes are streamlined, so that there is no duplication of work and staff time is used efficiently.
  • Develop financial management tools, including an organisational budget, budget monitoring and reporting tools.
  • Offer further training to all staff Quickbooks and support them in making the most of the software.

Given all the changes in the organisation and the broad scope of work, it will be an interesting time to join the organisation, and really make an impact. Whilst the structure is being changed, this placement will require patience and especially at the initial stages gaining trust and cultivating positive working relationships with the staff. Our partner gets funding from a number of donors (including institutional donors), and therefore this will be an excellent opportunity for an adventurous accountant considering transitioning into the not for profit sector.

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Non-governmental organization offering wildlife rescue and release service

Laos
Accommodation

Our partner provide a multi-species rescue service which spans country wide, working amidst prominent illegal wildlife trade routes. They run a 24/7 hotline and work with the government on large scale confiscations. Alongside this service they also run a sanctuary for those animals that cannot be released.

 

Our partner would like to build a more robust system for the Trust going forward. You will be conducting an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls, and you will be making recommendations for best practice and installing a clear and user friendly system, training staff on its use.

Our partner use excel and manual cashbooks; they have purchased QuickBooks but have not managed to switch to the system. You will be assessing and advising on their readiness for either this software or the continued use of excel.  A part-time Accountant based in Vientiane works for them, but has limited capacity: your work will likely involve a couple of trips to support her. You will also be working with the founders who would like training in how to oversee and check finance.

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Creative Arts & Brazilian Samba Drumming

Nigeria
Homestay accommodation available

Based on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Lagos, this project inspires a sense of community through the celebration of Afro-Brazilian percussion. Their main aim is to provide access to the creative arts and to empower young people to become agents for change in their communities. 

 

The organisation performs and teaches Brazilian Samba drumming across Nigeria to provide access to the creative arts and to empower young people to become agents for change in their communities. The workshops offer a space to embrace creativity; learn valuable key skills, like leadership, confidence and teamwork; and to grow together. The children and young people who attend their free workshops are from a wide range of social, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

You will be reviewing their progress, providing further training as needed. This placement will be heavy on training to further build their system and capacity to manage it internally.

They have a new Project Coordinator & Logistics Manager who would benefit from some more training in excel. With the wider team you will also be advising on payroll procedures for salaries being paid internationally, creating a financial procedures manual, training staff on how to create annual financial statements and monthly reconciliations.

There is also scope to support with fundraising. While fundraising sits separately to finance, our volunteers can offer assistance by creating budgets and presenting financial information for the fundraising proposals.

EXPRESS INTEREST

NGO promoting multilingualism as a mean of education

Colombia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a young Colombian registered NGO that promotes multilingualism and linguistic diversity as a means of education, social development and positive change in the community.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their accounting procedures, systems and controls, making recommendations for best practice while taking into account the local context, needs, capacity and resources of the local team. You will start implementing the recommendations, in order of priority as decided together with the team, while also providing training to staff.

You will mainly be working with the Director, who is speaking fluent English and would benefit from your support in financial planning, developing a sustainability analysis, understanding service pricing and financial benchmarking. They have 2 part-time staff working on finance, one accountant that does their tax returns to the Government and a bookkeeper. They don't speak English but the director will be available to arrange some meetings and translate for you, to make sure your recommendations are understood and protocols followed as agreed.

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MicroLoan Foundation beneficiary, Malawi

Organization preserving indigenous culture, history and heritage

Belize
Accommodation

Our partner preserves the culture, history and heritage of the Garifuna people (Garinagu), indigenous to Belize and Central America. They advocate for their rights and opportunities and promote inter-racial harmony within Belize. 

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls. You will be making recommendations for best practice that are appropriate to the resources and capacity of the team, starting to implement some of these and providing training so staff can maintain the changes. You will also be creating a financial procedures manual to accurately document their new system. They are submitting their documents for the 2018 audit at the end of May and have outstanding changes to implement form the 2017 audit report.

Their Office Manager is keeping basic records on excel and QuickBooks which are sent to an external accountant for preparation. The President has an accounting background but does not have the time to spend on finance, she has given some training to the Office Manager but he will benefit from further coaching to build his capacity. You will also be working with the Treasurer who works part time.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Charitable Trust providing equal opportunities to young people

India
Stipend Provided

Our partner is a Charitable Trust committed to providing equal opportunities to all young people regardless of background. Their primary beneficiary are those from disadvantaged backgrounds. They offer mentoring to empower and equip youth with life skills and to prepare them for higher education.

 

You will begin with a financial health check of their procedures, systems and controls. You will be reviewing their financial sustainability and will be making recommendations for best practice, starting to implement these and providing training as needed. They are looking to create a financial plan for the next 10 years and would like you to take a leading role on this.

You will also be assisting with the new model they are developing which will support and advise a network of NGOs who want to deliver mentoring programmes. This model will engage their knowledge, experience, technology, training and curriculum. They need your help to cost and plan this new programme.

EXPRESS INTEREST

NGO providing therapy to children with special needs

Uganda
Accommodation provided

Our partner provides high quality, specialised and affordable physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to children with disabilities and special needs.

 

They also provide training, education and support to those caring for children and young adults with special needs through rehabilitation and vocational training.

You will begin with a review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls. You will be making recommendations for best practice, appropriate to their resources and capacity. They started using QuickBooks online but employees have received little training on it. They would like to learn how to utilise its functions on stock and inventory. They would also like to start producing financial monthly reporting, including budget vs actual and donor reporting. You may also provide some coaching to the Finance Manager to boost his skills and help to streamline his work.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Organization helping families affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty

Tanzania
Accommodation & Visa

Our partner helps children and families affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty, providing educational, social and psychosocial support and through it changing lives.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their accounting procedures, systems and controls, making recommendations for best practice while taking into account the local context, needs, capacity and resources of the local team. You will start implementing the recommendations, in order of priority as decided together with the team, while also providing training to staff.

There are 2 sets of accounts - one for the farm and children’s home and another for the school - both managed by the same person, who is using Excel and would benefit from the review, training and further recommendations of a qualified and experienced accountant, to streamline the processes and make it more efficient. Our partner has also requested your support on budgeting.

You will also be working with their bookkeeper who has been helping our partner remotely by managing the QuickBooks account. Her current activities throughout the year cover: reconciling Bank Statements, reconciling Accounts Receivable, updating sponsorship records, preparing the Annual Budget for 2019, communication and following up on outstanding payments. She would benefit from your support in streamlining the accounts and further training in QuickBooks and budgeting. 

EXPRESS INTEREST

NGO empowering women and girls to manage their own reproductive health

Kenya
Stipend Provided

Our partner educates and empowers women and girls to manage their own reproductive health. In Kenya they produce and sell sanitary products, disseminate key health education, and lead on advocacy and research efforts to enact change. They aim to help girls transition safely through adolescence with the right to make informed decisions about their own health.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial systems, procedures and controls, making recommendations for best practice. You will also be reviewing and advising on the finance staffing structure and job allocation. They have requested support to help them scale up in a sustainable way, to make sure they have the right systems and structures that will enable them to reach their strategic goals. Our partner is in the process of separating non-profit and for-profit operations into different legal entities. You will be assisting with their readiness for this transition.

Their current SOPs need closer evaluation and improvement, in particular the supply chain logistics and controls; IT systems; sales reporting; non-profit reporting; board reporting; business modelling for impact investors; and cashflow management and monitoring.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Na'Lu'um Cacao Institute, Belize

Social enterprise supporting entrepreneurs in Asia

Cambodia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is social enterprise supporting entrepreneurs in Asia, they want to facilitate the flow of capitol to social organisations to help them scale up their social and environmental impact. Their beneficiaries are organisations operating in South East Asia who are providing access to clean energy, clean water and improved sanitation for the benefit of low income and marginalised communities.

 

Our partner has been through recent staff changes in the last year, including the departure of their Finance Director and Finance Officer. There is currently one member of staff managing their finance function and they are actively recruiting to rebuild the team. The current Executive Director has also newly joined: she comes from a more traditional banking background and since arriving has identified many gaps and weaknesses in their systems.

You will be beginning with an financial health check, reviewing current procedures, controls and systems and making recommendations for best practice. They would also like to migrate to QuickBooks online which they feel would improve efficiency and reduce manual input and financial risk.

EXPRESS INTEREST

NGO supporting small organizations in growing social impact

Colombia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a social, environmental and financial value measurement and management organization whose mission is to support organizations in identifying, measuring and managing the total value of their activities and portfolio through meaningful collaboration and trustworthy, rigorous analysis.

 

They help other organizations to understand, systematize, and integrate social value metrics into operations, to maximize their impact and receive the highest social return for their investment.

You will start with an internal review of their accounting procedures and controls. The organization wants to make sure they have a solid base in procedures, controls and systems, as they prepare to expand their programmes and receive bigger investments. They would like the volunteer to support them in setting up the organizational accounting practices for: project management, multiple account management, taxes and reporting; create project management accounting templates; financial management protocols, and provide training for administrative and project management staff. The team is young and dynamic, and would require someone comfortable with working independently and have initiative.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Not-for-profit organization engaging young people through education

Cambodia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner supports local entrepreneurs setting up businesses in the field of education. They aim to empower individuals and organisations to take responsibility for themselves and their futures, their families and their goals. They are engaging young people through education.

 

Our partner has 8 learning centres providing core classes in English and IT and additional key academic and life skills: this activity brings in income for the centres. Our partner would now like to diversify their income sources further, establishing further programmes to become self-sufficient and independent.

You will be supporting the Country Manager and Program Support Officer, neither of whom has a financial background. You will begin with an internal review of their existing accounting procedures, system and controls across the different centres and head office, which is located next to their Siem Reap learning centre. You will be assessing the resources and capacity of the team and making and implementing the appropriate recommendations for best practice.

They are currently using a simple excel-base system to record income and expenditure. The Country Manager feels the tools and procedures used across the centres can be streamlined and made more uniform. You will be providing training and clear documentation for any new procedures or tools developed to ensure sustainability. You will be designing a system which can later be rolled out to the other and future learning centres in Cambodia.

EXPRESS INTEREST

NGO tackling issues affecting health, environment and education

Malawi

Our partner is a youth-led NGO working in the rural Northern Malawian districts of Chitipa and Rumphi. It uses a grass root, community engagement model to tackle issues affecting health, environment and education. They aim to create empowered communities which can influence rural development and where vulnerable and disadvantaged groups can thrive.

 

Their projects address the following issues/risks:

  • Poor attendance of girls in schools 
  • Climate change effects on natural environment and resources 
  • Economic instability
  • Child protection/rights
  • HIV/AIDs

You will be reviewing their progress and providing further training and guidance as needed. You will be reviewing compliance and ensuring accounts and reporting are being kept up to date. You may also have to introduce the preparation of financial statements and an accounting software. Our partner's director is also keen to try QuickBooks and you will be helping prepare them for this transition.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Start-up social enterprise working with local agri-businesses

Tanzania
Visa covered & affordable accommodation

Our partner is a start-up social enterprise that works with local agri-businesses to scale, increase quality, and access international markets. They procure team, cinnamon, and other spices and herbs from organic and fair-trade farms in Tanzania; these are then taken to a small factor in Dar es Salaam, where they are processed and packaged and sold in-country.

At present, our partner has a really simple Excel-based system recording all their receipts and payments, and a simple organisational budget which is monitored in a basic fashion on a monthly basis. They are seeking a volunteer to set up a professional accounting system and develop their financial procedures. 

Our parter would like support on financial management and strategy. As a young business, they want to ensure that they have developed tools to be able to easily monitor their cashflow, and their expenditure in relation to their budgets. Moreover, they would like support in reviewing and advising them on the medium- to long-term business and financial plans for domestic and export expansion, and support them in developing a strategy for raising funds, both through grants as well as investment.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Abriendo Mentes, Costa Rica

Not-for-profit organization providing solar lighting systems

Uganda
Accommodation & Food

Our partner brings affordable home solar lighting systems to particularly marginalized off-grid rural communities in East Africa in a sustainable, replicable and scalable model with full local ownership and accountability, and measurable impact.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing accounting system, procedures and controls. You will be making recommendations for best practice, based on the capacity and needs of the organisation.

The team will benefit from training to improve their recording and management of accounts. They are currently using Excel and there is scope for you to evaluate if they can improve the functionality of their current system or would be advised to move to a different financial software.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Organisation building affordable homes and improving life quality

Sierra Leone
Accommodation Provided

This organisation works to build homes, sustainable businesses and community infrastructure for those living in very poor conditions whilst delivering the training to enable beneficiaries to make the most of their opportunities.

 

They are keen to receive the support as soon as possible to complete training on Xero so the system can be rolled out fully. You will also be reviewing their progress with the cash management procedures and daily bookkeeping, ensuring they are keeping up to date and providing further training as necessary.

Our partner has also requested support reviewing their cost allocation, profitability and financial procedures. Staff working have varying levels of education and procedures need to be user friendly to reflect this.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Organization addressing social inequalities

Brazil
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is focused on addressing the social inequalities that affect the lives of Brazilians every day, striving to promote education and maximizing the potential of underprivileged children and teens from Rio de Janeiro’s Pavão-Pavãozinho and Cantagalo communities. It consists of 2 entities - one commercial and one social. You will support both entities and will be working mainly with the founder and General Manager of the organization.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their accounting procedures, systems and controls, making recommendations for best practice while taking into account the local context, needs, capacity and resources of the local team. You will start implementing the recommendations, in order of priority as decided together with the team, while also providing training to staff.

The GM has requested particular support from a volunteer in evaluating and identifying an accounting software that would work best for the organization, as for now they are only working with Excel and Google Docs. The organization does not have institutional donors and only reports once a year to the state, having an external accountant that makes the annual statements for tax purposes. Apart from the system evaluation there will be scope for you to support our partner with creating/improving the annual budget, forecasting and financial strategy.

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Not-for-profit organization empowering women and girls

Cambodia
Visa covered

Our partner is a Cambodian NGO advocating for a fair and equal society for all. They aim to empower women and girls to gain equal access to education, respect and the ability to make decisions about their own lives.

 

They run a drop-in centre providing free information, support and signposting to further services for women and their families. Women can access one to one counselling and attend workshops on topics such as reproductive and sexual health, maternal care, hygiene and nutrition, financial and business management, parenting skills and challenging gender stereotypes. Our partner's outreach programmes visit girls in schools and families at home. Their target beneficiaries are often living in low income families, have low levels of education and literacy and often informal employment. They also focus their support on victims of domestic violence. They are working to stop the cycle of violence both in and out of the household.

You will be starting with an internal review of their current accounting procedures, systems and controls, and will be making recommendations for best practice within the context of their current resources and capacity. You will be reviewing and updating the financial procedures manual, introducing new procedures and providing staff training and coaching. The current manual was provided by a donor as a template and has not been modified to accurately reflect their systems. They would like your assistance meeting compliance and adhering to donor reporting and expenditure requirements. The project reporting is complicated and they are finding it hard to account for central costs. They would also like training on budget creation and monitoring.

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CBO serving the needs of disadvantaged women, children and youth

Malawi
Homestay option

With the far reaching vision of a community free from abject poverty, they focus on serving the needs of disadvantaged women, children and youth through community development projects. They have requested help to improve their financial management and to support with donor reporting requirements.

They are currently running two donor-supported projects: Accelerating Children's HIV/AIDS Treatment Initiative (ACT) and reducing early marriages and gender based violence.

You will begin with a internal review of their existing accounting system, procedures and controls. You will be providing training and capacity building support to the Financial Officer, Executive Director, Programmes and Admin staff. Our partner is small in turnover, staff and project activity, your implementations will need to be tailored to suit this capacity. They are currently using excel for bookkeeping.

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Marine Megafauna Foundation, Mozambique

Children's Home with income generating activities

Kenya
Accommodation provided

Our partner organisation was founded in 2008 in response to the post-election violence and displacement of more than 500,000 people. Many of the displaced were children. They have asked a volunteer to support them in preparing for audit and strengthening internal controls.

The organisation comprises a children’s home housing 110 children ranging from new born babies to 18-year olds; the original home was in a building in a poor state of repair and it was only in December 2014, that they moved to their new premises. The organisation now also run income-generating activities supporting the local residents – a women’s group producing clothing, jewellery, and leather goods; an scheme turning recyclable waste into smokeless fuel; a service for growing and selling therapeutic herbs, and; a farm producing fresh vegetables for their children and the community.

You will review and improve internal controls and update their financial procedures manual.

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NGO supporting children and families affected by trauma

Guyana
Accommodation

Our partner is a non-governmental organization with a mission to build and strengthen children and families’ relationships, safeguard the physical and mental wellbeing of all children.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their financial systems, procedures and controls, making recommendations for best practice, taking into consideration their needs, complexity, local context and capacity of the staff. 

They would like support with building a robust financial and reporting system to track expenses, do petty cash, cost centre management and budget management. They would like to have universal financial procedures utilised by all centres, and a system to allow planning, budgeting, reporting, cost analysis and preparation for audits – currently using Excel.

You will also provide the local centres coordinators with financial training, once agreed on procedures and a system to be utilised for the entire organization.

 

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Community-based NGO working for health, agriculture and education

Malawi
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a youth-based CBO operating in the Kasungu district in Malawi. They strive to include youth in meaningful development activities at the district level, ages 10-35. Their projects range from computer skills training to leadership and life skills for youth clubs to be able to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing accounting procedures, systems and controls. You will be assessing staff capacity and making recommendations for best practice. The Project Accountant and Admin Officer have limited experience and have been learning as they go. You will be identifying any gaps in procedures and knowledge, making improvements and providing training.

The Executive Director has requested that you review the following:

  • Payment and cash request vouchers
  • Audit preparation – they have only had project audits from individual donors before
  • Budget creation and analysis
  • Internal controls
  • Annual reports and budgets – they are currently producing quarterly reports for donors but do not produce one for the whole organisation
  • Monthly management reporting

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Not-for-profit organisation supporting disadvantaged children and young adults

Vietnam
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner supports disadvantaged children and young adults to reach their full potential. Their education programmes are designed to provide opportunity, resources and tailored support to marginalised groups. 

You will begin with an internal audit of their accounting procedures, systems and controls. You will be making recommendations for best practice, taking into account the capacity and resources of the team and starting to implement some improvements, providing training to staff. 

They have asked that you review the delegation of duties in the finance team, helping to reorganise and streamline. Vietnamese regulations require heavily bureaucratic procedures and with multiple projects spreading across rural areas the team are finding it hard to keep accurate and complete records. The Head of Finance is overburdened with paperwork which detracts from her capacity for strategy. They are also working with accounts in multiple currencies. You will be building team capacity, reviewing internal controls and introducing more strategic analysis, including cash management and an analysis of their various revenue streams.

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Youth-led Movement Aiming to end unemployment in West Africa

Guinea
Accommodation & Visa

Our partner is a youth-led movement to end unemployment in West Africa through investing in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to ignite social change. They offer training, investment, and support to West African youth. At the core of their work are the principles of local ownership, innovation, cross-sector collaboration, and financial sustainability.

 

You will be introducing accruals accounting, training staff on the main principles, creating their first balance sheet and updating documentation. You will be improving their project accounting, introducing better filing and coding systems. 

You will be helping our partner switch to an international version of QuickBooks which will allow them to use it in French: this unfortunately will require manually transferring all the data over to have everything in one place going forward. Our partner are aware that our volunteers do not have prior fundraising or proposal writing experience but volunteers often help by creating budgets and presenting financial information.

 You will be working closely with the Operations Manager, other management and finance staff.

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Slum Soccer, India

Not-for-profit organization supporting children with education and sport

Cambodia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner believes that every child, no matter where they were born, should receive quality education and care. They are working with impoverished and disadvantaged communities in Phnom Penh through education, healthcare and by giving them the tools to build a better future. An accelerated Education Programme focuses on giving children the opportunity to complete two years of ‘standard’ education in just one year, while a Football Programme is used to educate and support marginalised communities.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their existing financial procedures, systems and controls in place. You will be making recommendations for best practice appropriate to the resources and capacity of the Cambodian team. They would like your review to help streamline and ease the workload for the finance team. You will also be providing coaching to build their capacity. They are being audited for the first time in Cambodia in May 2019 (previous audits have been in the UK), the report will be shared with you.

They made the switch to Sage 50 Professional in 2018 and use this alongside excel. The finance team have previously only used QuickBooks and would benefit from a review of how they are using the system and further training on it. Their current system is robust but laborious, involving much manual input and duplication between excel and Sage. You will be helping to streamline, improve and automate the process.

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NGO providing quality education and health services to communities

Zambia
Homestay options

Our partner has the aim to provide quality education and health services to communities in Zambia, Laos, India and Morocco. They are currently operating mainly in Zambia and Laos. Their key educational projects are delivered through the improvement of infrastructure and provision of teaching aids in schools as well as by sponsoring children and young adults in their schooling. 

 

You will review their processes and controlsin light of their plans to start running a safehouse and learning centre. You will mostly focus on implementing an accounting system.

They are seeking a volunteer to review their implementation of Quickbooks. They have several questions around the coding and classification of entries, and want someone external to review how they have fared with the implementation. They would also like you to support them in streamlining processes (where this is possible), and in regularly analysing their income & expenditure, cashflow and meet their reporting requirements. They would like further guidance with financial planning, budget vs actual and cost analysis.

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Organization fighting against sexual abuse and trafficking

Cambodia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner's aim is to work together to end sexual abuse and trafficking. They were born as a faith-based membership coalition, offering capacity building support to its member network and since then have grown in size and capacity. 

 

They run an advice and support hotline for victims of trafficking and exploitation, connecting them with legal advice, counselling, referrals to safe places and vocational training. They engage with government and international organisations to raise awareness and advocate for the provision of support for victims and those at risk. Other prevention efforts include reaching remote areas which border Thailand with education and interventions, confronting traffickers directly and referring cases to human rights organisations. A 10 year research programme on the reintegration and experiences of survivors of sex-trafficking is coming to an end this year.

You will be will be starting by reviewing their progress since Ian’s placement and providing further guidance and training as needed. They have requested support this year in their Cambodian office to help them move from what is still a largely paper based system to an electronic one. They would like your advice on the right system to use, be it excel or a software and help preparing them for and rolling out this transition. You will also be providing training on how to use the system.

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NGO supporting children with disabilities

Belize
Accommodation & Food

Our partner provides children with disabilities the opportunity to access physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and special education services, free of costs or for a very small contribution. They reached AfID to ask for support in improving their financial procedures and systems, to make sure they are compliant with local and international requirements and be ready for future development and growth.

 

You will begin with an internal review of their accounting procedures, systems and controls, making recommendations for best practice while taking into account the local context, needs, capacity and resources of the local team. You will start implementing the recommendations, in order of priority as decided together with the team, while also providing training to staff.

Please note this is a small organization and you will most probably need to go back to basics while creating procedures, templates and improving the system they use. The needs and scope of work can be very diverse: they have never had an audit, and you will support them in preparing for one. They are working on Quickbooks, and you will assess their capacity of using the system to it’s highest functionality, as well as provide training for further improvement. Depending on time, you will also support them in improving the reports to their donors, as well as offering support and training on forecasting and overall financial planning and strategy of the organization.

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NGO providing mobile platforms to obtain affordable Nano Loans

Myanmar
Accommodation provided

Our partner has created a mobile platform that enables poor families to obtain affordable Nano Loans via their phones. Its nano loans help the economically vulnerable bridge income gaps and are small, flexible and short-term at a fraction of the cost of alternate moneylenders. They are seeking the support of a volunteer in supporting them in the research, development and implementation of a new product.

 

Our partner have two separate needs; depending on the profile of the candidate, both of them can be combined into one longer placement.

  1. They are seeking the support of a finance professional to undertake a review of their strategy and operations, identify key risks, and support them in devising an action plan with milestones, based on the priority of these risks.
  2. The second piece is more project-based, and will focus on supporting them in the research, development and implementation of a new pay-by-installment product.

This role will require a lot of initiative and business acumen, and the willingness of the volunteer to work in an environment that is still evolving. As part of this, you may also be required to assess what (if any) changes to the accounting & financial management system might be required to accommodate to ensure that the new product line can be properly incorporated and accounted for.

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ChildFund, Bolivia

Not-for-profit organization supporting victims of child abuse

Guyana
Affordable Accommodation and meals

Our partner works to strengthen social protection services for children, increase awareness and advocate for children’s rights, to ensure that every child can live in a home and community free of violence and abuse.

The organization now provides services to victims of child abuse and their parents, children institutionalized in care facilities and their parents, children at risk of separation from their families and their parents, and children with mild autism and their parents. 

Your role will be primarily helping the team transition and implement QuickBooks, as well as provide training to the Finance Manager in utilizing the new software correctly and efficiently. 

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NGO supporting visually impaired people

Belize
Accommodation provided

Our partner has been providing support to people who are blind for over 30 years, providing rehabilitation, daily living skills and orientation and mobility services. The organisation also provides education support to blind children in regular school’s system by teaching braille and producing braille texts, computer skills and provision of adaptive aids.

You will support the organization to implement the new software QuickBooks Pro for the entire organization. The partner plans to purchase and install the new software before you arrive, and replace in all their clinics the current QB Point of Sale with an uniform integrated QB Pro. You will support them with creating/updating the Chart of Accounts and implementing the new system to the highest functionality, to include and apply to all departments, as well as training the local team to utilise it correctly. There might be an opportunity to travel to their offices outside Belize City to provide further training in utilizing the new system, which they will confirm depending on the volunteer’s availability.

The partner will also like your support in designing a process that will allow them to understand, capture and analyse all their in kind income, and a system to allow them to cost accurately all their activities and services, in order to better estimate expenses and assign value to contributions.

You will also be reviewing their progress and continue training and provide recommendations as needed: they would benefit from further expert advice on strengthening income generation and sustainability.

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Organization addressing the shortage of medical personnel

Uganda
Accommodation Covered

Our partner is a South Sudanese and Ugandan NGO which addresses the severe shortage of medical personnel in South Sudan by training quality health care workers. They are in need of a volunteer to support them in transitioning to an electronic accounting system.

Their community health services are run in local schools, working alongside communities bodies, police and army forces. Our partner's outreach programmes draws awareness to hygiene and sanitation, sexual health and gender based violence and provides counselling. 

You will be providing further training and guidance as needed. They have been unable to switch fully to an electronic accounting system for fear of the unreliability computer and internet connection and no adequate back up if they were to crash. They would like you to explore alternative options to reduce manual input and eventually move to an accounting software.

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Charity supporting indigenous communities

Philippines
Accommodation provided

Based in the scenic and mountainous region of Victoria, Philippines, our partner supports indigenous communities in oriental and occidental Mindoro. They promote indigenous rights, provide health & education activities, capacity building, environmental protection of indigenous regions, health, cultural development and citizenship programmes.

They have recently implemented a new accounts system and have requested support to mentor, train and build the confidence of their finance team in making the most of the new system.

You will be reviewing their progress since the last placement, evaluating how the local team has been implementing the new procedures and provide further training and guidance as needed, particularly around cost monitoring, budgeting preparation and analysis and Formal cashflow forecasting.

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⭐NGO supporting the Mesoamerican Reef Conservation [563]⭐

Guatemala
Accommodation (50% of costs) & Stipend provided (Fluent Spanish required)

Our partner is a regional funding institution, representing conservation funds in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, based in Guatemala. They would like the support of a pro bono accountant who can help them strengthen their internal accounting processes.

Their mission is to enable innovate, transnational solution to critical Mesoamerica reef issues through long-term financial support and trustworthy reef management advice. The organization raises funds for programs to protect coastal & marine areas in the region, sustainable fishing and climate change monitoring & management.

Your role will begin with an assessment of their accounting & financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff. They have also asked for a volunteer to provide training in basic financial management to programmes officers of the central office and partners of protected areas in the field. 

EXPRESS INTEREST

Seedlings planted at Kusamala, Malawi

Organization using sports as an educational tool

Kosovo
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner's programmes revolve around using sports as an educational tool, to bring communities together and promote acceptance and inclusion. Especially in the historically challenging context of Kosovo, where there are still rivalries and discrimination between the Serbian and Albanian communities, the activities of Play International come as a fundamental tool of educating the youth and shaping a more inclusive generation.

You will begin with an internal review of their existing accounting system, procedures and controls. You will be making recommendations for best practices, based on the capacity and needs of the organisation.

Due to the recent loss of their Finance Manager, the team will benefit from an experienced and trained external person to give recommendations on end of month procedures, systems, reporting standards and transparency in procurement records.

The new Finance Manager will most likely benefit from support and capacity building, to make sure he starts with a solid base to lead the finance team, and the Finance Assistant and the Project Managers will also benefit from further training in financial matters, in order to have a better overview of the organizational budget and situation.

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Human Rights NGO Supporting Indigenous Communities

Peru
Accommodation provided (Spanish required)

Based in Peru’s ancient capital, Lima, this human rights organization is dedicated to defending and promoting justice on behalf of communities affected by different forms of injustice in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. They are seeking a volunteer to review their accounting systems and provide training support to their local team.

Their work includes support to indigenous communities of the Amazon and the Andean regions of Peru, children affected by various forms of violence and trafficking and families affected by the internal armed conflict. The organisation has requested the support of an AfID volunteer to support the Farm in Huánuco. The income from the farm is reinvested in the women’s shelter, which provides support to girls and women who were victims of sexual violence.

You will be undertaking an assessment of their current systems processes and controls and making & implementing recommendations for best practice; visiting establishments in the city that sell similar products to review and update the farm’s business plan; projecting farm income for up to three years and the investment needed; developing a work plan with priority activities for the first year and economic proposals of the highest priority and providing training to the administrator to improve accountability.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Organization supporting young people with intellectual disabilities

Zambia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner supports young people with intellectual disabilities reach their full potential within society. Their work spans across direct support for young people with intellectual disabilities and advocacy work with employers and government.

They prepare young people for employment and independence through skills training, and  help them  to enter into the open labour market. They also began their own social business, which aims to create jobs for those for whom it is hardest to find them. 

You will be reviewing and provide further support in the following areas:

  • Compliance: ensure FY17 and FY18 audits are complete
  • Monitor if FY19 accounts record keeping and Financial Controls are kept accurately and up to date; Ensure that Q1 budget v actual variance analysis is completed
  • Review the activities of their own social business from a financial and operational aspect
  • Update the Finance Manual to reflect current processes and controls
  • Ensure donor reporting is accurate and up-to date

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CBO working with vulnerable women and girls

Uganda
Accommodation provided

Our partner is a Community Based Organisation (CBO) in Uganda which works with vulnerable women and girls to improve their access to quality healthcare and education and to provide the means of economic empowerment. A separate project teaches women and girls how to make reusable sanitary pads, designed to tackle one reason why girls cannot go to school.

They also provide training on hygiene, nutrition, family planning and mothers’ and women’s rights (including what they are entitled to from absent fathers). They also offer psychosocial counselling to the commercial sex workers, helping them to overcome the stigma they face in the community.

You will be assisting the Programmes Officer and Co-founder with the project annual financial summary and will also create an updated and complete financial procedures manual. They currently are being assisted by a local volunteer who is doing the bookkeeping. Unfortunately, her role is not sustainable as she is also looking for paid work which may cause her to leave at short notice. Our partner would like to hire a permanent accountant in the future but currently their funding doesn’t permit this, so they atr overseeing the volunteer’s work and maintaining reporting and analysis. 

EXPRESS INTEREST

Charity promoting gender equality and protecting women

Laos
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a Non-Profit working to promote gender equality, women’s rights and the protection of women from human trafficking and gender based violence. 

They work with legal professionals, educators, students and local communities to enact cultural and behavioural change. This is done through the dissemination of laws related to women, installing gender into mainstream education and facilitating better access to justice mechanisms for women.

You will be reviewing their progress and providing further training and guidance. The Finance Officer has started creating a Financial Procedures Manua. She would like your help to review and suggest improvements.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Tina on assignment with CRDT in Cambodia

Charity promoting sustainable use of natural resources

Colombia
Accommodation

Our partner works to increase the well-being of the communities of the Sierra Nevada in northern Colombia. Their aim is to develop socio-environmental programs to promote sustainable use of natural resources.

 

Your will be focusing on reviewing how they are using the templates and procedures introduced by the past volunteers, and provide training as necessary. You will also check/finalize year end accounts, improve Excel spreadsheet and ensure that 2019 accounts are being recorded accurately using cost centres to identify the split of income/expenditure for the various parts of the organization.

They would also benefit from support in the following tasks:

  • Support on analysing financial report of 2018 and dynamics of the first quarter 2019
  • Audit financial processes, evaluate and understand opportunities for improvement. Implementation of tools or documents that facilitate the work that is done.
  • Specific budgets for project development

EXPRESS INTEREST

NGO using OpenStreetMap to achieve sustainable development goals

Uganda
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a registered NGO which uses the OpenStreetMap (OSM) model to further national development in lines with the Sustainable Development Goals. OSM generates various maps and data through a collaborative approach, its source is an online network of mappers who are trained to build and add to open and public maps/data. They aim to create a greater capacity for the collection and use of open data which will help organisations and individuals develop and to manage and solve their own social, economic and community challenges.

 

Our partner engage young people to become community mappers through university groups in 5 major Ugandan universities. However anyone with a good enough internet connection can become a member and receive training. They generate some income from membership subscriptions. They are also piloting a project to introduce OSM into the university curriculum to equip the next generation with the tools to create and use this kind of data.

Besides, they have a new project coming up this year with WeRobotics, which involves the use of drones.

You will be reviewing their progress, providing further training and guidance as needed. You will be helping with the onboarding and training of the new Bookkeeper, who has no formal accountancy training. Our partner has also requested that you train another team member in QuickBooks to help to distribute the workload.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Organization Supporting Rural & Indigenous Communities

Laos
Accommodation provided & Visa covered

Our partner works with rural, mostly indigenous communities, in southern Laos. Their programmes focus on helping people to develop their own potential, through education and/or livelihoods, whilst conserving the environment. 

There has been an increased momentum in their work, and team morale has been high. They have started a new bamboo project, where local farmers are harvesting bamboo stems, using the shoots for food and the bamboo for building materials for making decorative items. They have been strengthening their accounting processes and financial controls and have recently become a sub-grantee for an organisation based in Chiang Mai with other ongoing proposals to international donors.

Our partner have requested an experienced auditor to provide the following assistance: 1) support the finance team (coaching them on improved approaches/methods of audit preparation) prepare for the audit, and then continue for about a week following the audit in order to 2) advise and support the capacity development of the local audit firm, 3) to provide support with the execution of the audit and then, 4) the preparation of the partner’s audit reports.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Clothing Social Enterprise

Cambodia
Tourist Visa & Accommodation provided

Our partner is an ethical clothing social business committed to providing their staff with viable employment, fair compensation and a safe environment they can be happy to work in. They are looking for an experienced accountant to review their progress and provide training to local staff.

The organisation was founded to assist communities by offering locals the opportunity to earn an income and make independent life choices. Their staff are women who are genuinely facing barriers to employment. The organisation provides training allowing employees to meet the needs of their families, primarily including health and education.

They are now confident that the team are strong on the day to day but still lack the ability to identify errors and problem solve. They have therefore, asked for a review of their progress since the last volunteer placements, checking the use and adherence to the new procedures manual and further training. They would especially like further support on inventory management and helping the organisation to prepare for further growth and to safeguard it against staff turnover and change.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Development Organisation Supporting Local Initiatives

Haiti
Accommodation, meals & stipend $100/month provided

Originally established as an emergency response organisation to respond to the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, providing aid and assistance, our partner aims to serve as a bridge between international & local organisations to help them achieve their objectives, with the moto “Response! Relief! Renewal!” 

Since the recent loss of their local accountant who was able to update QuickBooks, the training and continuity in maintaining accounting procedures has been lost. They are therefore looking to hire a new Finance Officer from the local community and ensure that the knowledge is not lost with staff changes.

They have requested support to check & update their accounting records, provide training to the new Finance Officer and another member of staff in bookkeeping and using Quickbooks, support in drafting a procedures & policies manual and QB manual and assistance in preparing the year-end accounts, budget and preparing for the external audit.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Kids are a-go-go at Kidogo, Kenya

NGO enabling poor families to obtain loans through mobile platforms

Myanmar
Accommodation provided

Our partner has created a mobile platform that enables poor families to obtain affordable Nano Loans via their phones.

They intend to target women aged 18-60 as have experienced that women not only assume primary responsibility for managing household finances, but also suffer the severest consequences of debt traps. They are seeking the support of a volunteer in supporting them in the research, development and implementation of this new product.

Your role will be project-based, and will focus on supporting them in the research, development and implementation of a new pay-by-installment product. You may also be required to assess what changes to the accounting and financial management system might be required to accommodate to ensure that the new product line can be properly incorporated and accounted for.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Organization providing education to deaf and hard of hearing children

Vietnam

Our partner is a small organization providing education to deaf and hard of hearing children. Started as a small initiative, they have grown unexpectedly over time as more and more parents brought their children to be registered and receive education from them, the only institution who would accept deaf children and provide suitable educational services.

They have a very basic accounting system, working on a spreadsheet in Excel – they have never made a report and don’t have written financial procedures. Their team have not studied accounting, and would benefit from training, to help them streamline processes and make better use of their efforts and time.

You will begin with an internal review of their existing systems, procedures and controls. You will be identifying gaps and implementing your recommendations for best practice, in line with their needs, context and capacity of local staff. Our partner has requested especially support in using Excel – improving the system and templates, training in creating budgets and drawing reports from it, to present to stakeholders.

EXPRESS INTEREST

NGO improving educational quality for disadvantaged communities

Cambodia
Homestay options

Our partner aims to improve educational quality and opportunities for disadvantaged communities in Cambodia. They do not teach themselves but instead empower and equip teachers and schools to achieve this.

You will begin with an internal review of their existing accounting system, procedures and controls. You will be making recommendations for best practice, based on the capacity and needs of the organisation.

You will be helping to establish simple but robust systems to manage their Cambodian entity, its relationship and financial transactions with the Australian charity and their joint increased funding and grant management. They would also like you to check they are meeting local compliance in Cambodia. You will be also training staff on the new system, in bookkeeping, budget creation and forecasting.

EXPRESS INTEREST

CBO with programmes focussing on public health

Kenya
Homestay options

Based in the small coastal town of Watamu, known for its marine national park and reserve, our partner is a small community-based organisation focussed on improving public health. They are seeking a volunteer to help them meet donor compliance and reporting requirements.

Their programmes include campaigns to prevent infectious tropical diseases, raise awareness of HIV, promote family planning and maternal and child health services and ensure the distribution of reusable sanitary pads.

Originally an informal group, the organisation now receives funding as an implementing partner of larger, more established NGOs. As they are starting to grow, they are keen to ensure that they will be able to meet donor compliance and reporting requirements and have requested support in identifying the most appropriate new accounting system to use.

Your role will be akin to undertaking an internal audit – reviewing their accounting & financial management controls, processes and systems, and making and implementations for best practice based on the resources available to them and the skillset of the local team.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Organization combating illegal dog and cat meat trade

Vietnam
Accommodation and meals provided

Our partner is a young organization dedicated to raising animal awareness and combating the illegal dog and cat meat trade in Vietnam. 

They conduct educational workshops to raise awareness, and have a rehabilitation centre where they rescue, sterilize and manage fostering activities for stray cats and dogs.

You will be conducting an internal review of their existing accounts, procedures and controls and will make and implement recommendations for best practice, in line with their capacity, resources and understanding. They are now working on Excel, and would benefit from your support and training in improving their current system and utilize it with more efficiency. They have a Sage account that they haven’t used yet, and would like your support in determining if Sage is appropriate for their needs.

EXPRESS INTEREST

El Porvenir, Nicaragua

Organization training and supporting local artisans

Laos

Our partner trains women to sew and it focuses on product development and linkages to the market. They are commited to supporting and developing the skillset of local artisans, and they do so by buying raw materials and products from village artisans, village cooperatives and organisations that support vulnerable groups in Laos.

 

Our partner has also been supporting and collaborating with organisations supporting women and girls at risk of human trafficking and/or sexual exploitation.

You will review their financial controls and revisit the cash management; monthly accounting processes; stock and inventory; and business accounting. You will also help review their online sales procedures to make sure they have the most effective system set up. Our partner is now selling in Singapore and want to make the most of this new opportunity and to continue to expand their reach.

EXPRESS INTEREST

Organization working to support vulnerable youth

Liberia

Our partner is a grassroots NGO, working to provide individualized educational, psychosocial and financial support to those most vulnerable youth living in the slum of West Point.

They need support in developing their accounting and reporting procedures that also align with other international donors, to allow the organization to be compliant and seek funding from other donors. As their procedures are very complex, they believe there is a need to simplify the existing financial system to adjust to the local needs and to the capacity of the local staff.  Our partner has also requested support in:

  • Supporting the in the development of proposals for potential grants
  • Training of staff and beneficiaries on village saving loan association
  • Supporting relevant staff in drafting of financial reports and graphics

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NGO Empowering Rural Communities with Goats

Affordable Accommodation
Tanzania

Our partner is a Christian organisation, working to support some of the poorest families in rural communities in Tanzania, through providing Goats as a means of sustainable income. They are looking for a volunteer financial adviser to help them plan for the future, including providing training to local staff and support developing forecasting and projections for their intended new farm.

Our partner works with families in 11 villages in the Karatu District, supporting almost 300 families to date. Through a microloan scheme with dairy goats, they provide training in agriculture, animal husbandry, entrepreneurship, savings and biblical values. Their project aims to provide food for the family and access to education and medical care. They provide families with dairy goats which provide nutrition and a means of income. The organisation work in partnership with village leaders, government vets, pastors and other NGOs. 

You will be reviewing their progress since the last volunteer’s placement and providing further training where needed. The organisation is planning to build a farm and would like help developing financial forecasting and projections for this, as well as streamlining their internal international processes and assessing whether they are ready to move on to accrual accounting.

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Empowering Teachers & Supporting Inclusive Education

India
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a registered Trust in New Delhi working to improve teaching and learning practices in government schools. They aim to provide children with better access to education and opportunities regardless of social or economic background. They are looking for a volunteer to help them develop and strengthen their financial management.

Their inclusive approach with schools works to strengthen teaching and learning processes and introduce a more innovative and holistic curriculum.

You will begin with an internal review and needs assessment of their existing accounting systems, procedures and controls. This will include looking at and advising on stock management and annual budgeting. They have also asked for support strengthening their financial management and creating management reporting dashboards to inform decisions, as well as support creating a Finance Procedures Manual.

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NGO inspiring youth with Hip Hop & Graffiti Art

Cambodia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner provides a safe environment for street and other vulnerable children and youth from some of Cambodia’s most impoverished neighbourhoods, using the culture of hip hop to engage and inspire them, and allow them to experience a life free from drugs and HIV/AIDS. They are seeking a volunteer accountant to support them in developing their internal & external reporting capacity.

They have two main programmes: they offer creative classes in breakdancing, rapping, beat making and graffiti art; and run an education programme in English, Maths and Computing. Peer mentoring is a core part of their work, and they hope through this they are ultimately offering the children and youth an opportunity to become leaders, teachers and positive members of society.

They are a longstanding AfID partner and as the eighth volunteer, you will be reviewing their progress since recent placements, checking accounts are up to date and without errors. You will be reviewing reporting and financial controls, providing further training as needed. They have also asked for assistance with year-end activities and donor reporting.

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David on assignment with SMV Wheels, India

NGO Educating and Empowering Girls

Sierra Leone
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner was created to ensure that women and girls in Sierra Leone are educated and empowered to be able to fully access their legal and human rights. They are seeking a pro bono accountant to provide further training and support to their local finance team.

The organisation support women and girls through a combination of hands-on legal aid, innovative outreach programmes, intense awareness raising, hard-hitting advocacy and tight collaboration with the Justice Sector, to strengthen it from the core.

Your role will be to continue developing the financial capacity of the Finance Manager and Finance Officer. The most recent AfID volunteer has recommended providing tailored training on basic accounting principles and to ensure that the finance team can independently record all transactions and maintain appropriate documentation. You will also support them preparing for an external audit.

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Pro Bono Accountant for Environmental Conservation Project

Cambodia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner's mission is to educate about and change the behaviour towards single-use plastics and how this affects the environment. They are seeking a pro bono accountant to help them with their year-end activities & prepare their annual report.

They raise awareness through educational workshops & large annual campaigns. They also run smaller workshops in schools and within the busy Cambodian tourist industry. To date they have reached at least 5,500 people through their educational program across Cambodia, primarily in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang.

You will be supporting the organisation with year-end activities and creating their annual report. You will be reviewing their progress since the last volunteer placement, including the testing of the consultancy business model that was started with the founder. You will be providing further guidance and training as needed and helping to prepare them for 2019.

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Community Development Project Supporting Small Farmers

India
Accommodation provided

Based in one of India’s poorest states where many rely on farming for their livelihoods and food supplies, our partner aims to introduce agricultural and agroforestry techniques that will increase yield and productivity for local small hold farmers. They are looking for an accountant to help them prepare for audit and registration.

The organization is in their infancy and is still completing the registration process: for this they will need to become ready for audit. You will be starting by conducting an internal review of their current financial processes, systems and controls and will make and implement recommendations for best practice, in keeping with their capacity and understanding.

This placement will require you to go back to the basics of bookkeeping and finance management. They have requested training and guidance on these processes. They are also continuing to apply for new funding and would like help presenting the financial information in these applications.

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NGO supporting Hunter Gatherer Communities

Fluent French required
Cameroon

Our partner works with hunter gatherer groups. They translate educational materials in written and audio format into their mother tongue to increase access to education, promote multilingual literacy and to validate and promote the vibrant cultures of these minority and marginalised groups. Our partner also promote early childhood health and support sustainable management of natural resources.

The organisation has been operating with small-scale budgets and operations but have recently received an international grant that has raised their income five-fold – they need now to adjust staff and systems to be able to manage the increased responsibilities. Besides, due to the very remote location and isolation of the community, their local team needs to develop their internal capacity in order to be able to manage the increased responsibilities and requirements of this donor. You will support them with further training in reporting.

It is important to them that volunteers be culturally sensitive as they are working with marginalised and stigmatised groups, you will need to be open minded and adaptable.

 

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Child Protection and Child Rights Organisation

Philippines
Accommodation and Meals provided

Based in the popular tourist area of Puerto Galera, our partner plays a large role in raising awareness about and addressing taboo issues such as child sex abuse and exploitation in the Philippines. They are looking for an Accountant to help them review and develop their financial system.

The organisation provides a shelter rehabilitation programme for street children and offer scholarships to local children to encourage them to attend school and recently started an environmental awareness programme. The organisation has also developed training materials to build the capacity of local law enforcers, social workers and advocates.

For the past few years, they have been in an almost constant process of expansion and now there is an urgent need to strategise on the best possible framework for their financial management system. Your role will be to help design a system that is solid, cost efficient and with all necessary checks and balances built in.

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Children at Abriendo Mentes, Costa Rica

Sustainable Development NGO Empowering Local Communities

Belize
Accommodation provided

Based in a quiet and remote village, our partner works to promote the health and well-being of the people, the communities and the environment in the Toledo District of Belize.

They assist indigenous Mayan, Garifuna and other local community-based groups in their efforts to create and maintain economically viable and environmentally sustainable means of providing for their families. They are currently running 2 main projects: installing solo lighting in every home in the village and distributing reading books to local children.

The NGO was initially a medium-sized organization with a number of grants and projects. However, they have been struggling for several years with a reduction in funding and staff.  You will begin with an internal review of their existing procedures, systems and controls, making your own assessment and recommendations for best practices, taking into consideration the resources and capacity of the team.

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Social Enterprise supporting Rickshaw Drivers

India
Accommodation provided

Our partner’s mission is to provide vocational support to rickshaw drivers and cart operators across India.

They sell rickshaws to drivers on measured and extended payment periods, allowing them to access self-employment and enabling upward economic mobility. They have also introduced solar-battery powered rickshaw to reduce physical labour with sustainable solutions.

You will be supporting with business development and modelling for new ventures and to support their ongoing growth.  If time permits, reviewing internal procedures with their new accountant and making recommendations for best practice.

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Pro Bono Accountant to support educational organisation

no Spanish language required
Guatemala

Our partner is a small organization providing educational support to indigenous children and their families who live below the poverty line. They are seeking the support of an Accountant with audit experience to review and improve their current systems and procedures.

The organisation run an After School Center which supports children with their homework and offers English and Math lessons. They host a Soccer Club and Reading Program, as well as offering vocational training such as Sewing or Computer Science for older students.

Your role will start with an assessment of their accounting & financial systems and make and implement recommendations based on the complexity of their accounting/reporting requirements, availability of resources, and skillset of local staff.

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Non-Profit Building Capacity of Local Community Organisations

Laos
Lunch provided

Our partner works to support local Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and Non-Profit Associations who work in development for poverty alleviation in Laos through capacity building workshops, sharing knowledge and best practice. They would like help developing the finance aspects of their programme work.

Their objectives include building the skills of CSOs to enable implementation of efficient development projects in their target communities and create opportunities for the Lao civil society to enhance mutual coordination, learning and sharing of information on the development’s work.

They have requested that you help develop a finance management tool to be used with the local organisations and develop basic finance management training they can deliver to CSO staff. This will need to be suitable for the needs and capacity of local NGO staff who do not have a finance background.

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Occupational Therapy for Children with Special Needs

Uganda
Accommodation provided

Our partner provides high quality, specialised and affordable physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to children with disabilities and special needs. They are looking for support to help them prepare for audit and provide further training to staff.

The organisation also provide training, education and support to families, carers and communities on caring for children and young adults with special needs including regular out-reach to 3 schools who have students with disabilities, providing training to teaching staff and community outreach in partnership with other community organisations and local health centres.

You will be reviewing their progress since the last placement. They have also requested support to help with the year-end process and more training on how to use their accounting system. You will also be helping them prepare for audit and set up the 2019 budget and accounts for the new financial year.

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One Acre Fund, Rwanda

Mircofinance Empowering Women and Supporting Social Enterprises

Cambodia
Accommodation provided

Our partner works to support small businesses and extend the support of microfinance with their business incubator model. They are looking for an accountant to help them develop their systems and provide training to non-finance staff.

The organisation work with individuals (mainly women) who run small projects for the benefit of their community and are looking to scale these up. They help them group together to create small businesses and provide the entrepreneurs with training for business. This includes: advisory & mentoring in product design, development & marketing, product launch, business development, and operations.  They have three businesses at present: weaving, health & wellbeing products and a farming cooperative.

You will be reviewing their progress and continuing to provide support. In particular, they would like support in developing their system and training for non-finance staff.

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NGO Empowering Disabled Women

Laos
Lunch provided

Our partner is run by and supports disabled women in Laos to help them to become more independent. They provide skills training and build their confidence, selling the handmade crafts the women are taught to produce to generate income.

The organisation was founded and is run by women with disabilities and works to provide support to other Lao disabled women by helping them develop new skills and build their confidence.

Your role will be to review their progress since the last AfID volunteer and support them with their sales system, Microsoft Access, introduce profit analysis and inventory management tools and providing further staff training. You will be helping the organisation become self-reliant and get to the stage where they do not need external support.

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NFP Empowering Andean Women

Peru
Accommodation & Meals provided; Fluent Spanish required

Our partner empowers Andean women by helping them start and run their own businesses. 

The organisation invests in their skills & leadership and connects them to global markets for their small businesses. 

You will help them improve their systems for costing and pricing inventory to be able to evaluate cost, set price, understand and update the cost of each material, and analyse and distribute overhead costs.

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Sponsored Education for Slum Children

Cambodia
Reduced Rate Accommodation, Visa

Our partner sponsors families to provide the opportunity for their children to go to school instead of working in the slums and rubbish dumps.

The organisation continue to support and develop them to enable further leadership and educational opportunities.

Your role will be reviewing progress and continuing to develop the capacity of the local Accountant. Improving, streaming and introducing new financial procedures.

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NGO Empowering People To Transform Their Communities

Cambodia

Our partner is a not-for-profit organisation in Cambodia that works around the country to empower people to be agents of transformation in their communities using the foundations of Christianity.

The organisation works to achieve their goals through different programmes: they offer lessons for children and teenagers on health, hygiene and HIV prevention. They are seeking an accountant to help them develop their internal controls, reporting and analysis. They reach out to neighbours and family to meet the needs of the community, and ​​​​​​they equip churches and communities with needed resources.

They has asked for a volunteer to help the team with QuickBooks, providing training on its use and how to best utilise the systems. They have requested training in the following areas: financial reporting, Reconciliation of Cash, Receivables, and Payable, encoding of financial transactions and closing procedures. They would also like help with reviewing and improving internal controls; correcting errors; setting up budgets in Quickbooks; profit and loss analysis; bank reconciliations; backup and filing; and cash advance policies.

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SMV Wheels, India

NGO Empowering Marginalised Women & Communities Affected by Disaster

Malawi
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a local NGO empowering marginalised women, girls and youth in central Malawi with health, education, disaster response and small business support. They are seeking support to help build their finance management capacity, assess them for risk and meet donor requirements.

The organisation provides community-based programmes that address health and nutrition, education, youth development, human rights, economic empowerment and disaster management. Their educational programme focuses on supporting girls to tackle obstacles to attending school, such as early marriages and pregnancy and poor sanitation provisions.

Your role would be conducting a needs assessment to identify and address weaknesses or gaps and build staff capacity.

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Sports & Leadership Training Academy

Cambodia
Accommodation provided

Our partner works with at-risk Cambodian youth, using soccer as a tool for social change and personal development. They aim to keep children from working on the streets and to empower young girls. 

Their current programmes include collaborative projects with schools, leadership development, advanced education and life skills.
 
Your role will be to review staff’s progress with the new processes implemented by the last AfID volunteer and provide further training as needed. These include inventory management, purchasing, fixed assets register and internal and donor reporting.

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Social Enterprise Providing Professional Training

Colombia
Airport pick up

Based in the vibrant capital, our partner implements leadership development, social entrepreneurship, teacher training and summer schools programs.  They would like a volunteer accountant to help them build the capacity of two junior, local members of the team.

Following the departure of their former CFO the two junior members of the team have been covering the responsibilities and would benefit from training on financial management in general and on specific areas that will be uncovered in your assessment.

Your role will start with an assessment of their accounting & financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff.

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Global Health Organisation

Malawi
Accommodation, Visa and Lunch provided

Our partner works to transform lives by developing and implementing models of care and sustainable solutions to global health challenges.They are seeking a volunteer accountant to undertake an assessment of their accounting and financial management systems and provide support to their senior management team.

They have medical and research operations, a clinic to provide quality HIV/AIDS treatment; care and support for HIV infected people in Zomba and surrounding areas; services in hard to reach areas and prison services and teen clubs to access psychosocial services.

Your role will start with an assessment of their accounting and financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based ont the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff.  You will also suport the organisation in strengthening the overall financial infrastructure and reinforce the team capacity while creating a more stable environment.

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Social Enterprise supporting Humanitarian Aid Workers

Leadership and Development Training
Thailand

Based in the vibrant city of Bangkok, our partner is a small social enterprise providing leadership and development training. They are seeking the assistance of an Accountant to support the development of their financial systems and processes.

The organisation was created to support development and humanitarian aid workers and promotes resilience and innovation through leadership development, facilitation, training, and other activities including resilience retreats.

While the CEO has experience with running programs financially, she is not a finance professional and would appreciate a review of their finance practices and training where needed. You will also help identify an accounting software suited to their needs, streamline processes and provide training.

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"Say cheese" - Umoja, Tanzania

Ugandan NGO Empowering Refugees

Uganda
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner supports and empowers refugees and displaced people in Uganda. Their aim is to help those who have been displaced to integrate into society and become self-reliant. The organisation focus on improving access to education for adults and children, providing vocational and business education to women to enable them to become self-reliant, sports coaching to bring people together, computer literacy classes and employment training to help refugees get employment.

You will review their progress since the first placement, providing further staff training on new procedures as needed. They would also like help developing a 3-5 year strategic plan, including a funding strategy as they are struggling to raise enough funds to run all the intended projects. You will also be helping to develop annual and project budgets which will help grant applications.

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Social Enterprise Supporting Young Entrepreneurs

Nepal
$275 towards Accommodation, lunch provided

Our partner, supporting young Nepali entrepreneurs, are looking for an Accountant to help them develop their financial systems and provide training to local staff.

The organisation is a development social enterprise supporting young Nepali entrepreneurs through a one-year business incubation programme. The main goal of the programme is to get the business infrastructure in line focusing on opportunities, sales, marketing and financial management. As part of their set up they also provide coworking spaces, a training lab to conduct community-based training and host the Kathmandu Mini MakerFaire with a Humanitarian focus of bringing together international and Nepali makers to showcase innovative solutions to social challenges.

Your role will begin with an assessment of their accounting and financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff. From your assessment you will identify priorities to be developed during your placement and others to be continued by the organisation after your placement.

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Social Enterprise Empowering Women Business Owners

Cambodia
cost of Visa provided

Our partner supports female entrepreneurs by providing business training, mentoring and ongoing support to help their business scale and create social and economic impact. The organisation would like a Pro Bono Accountant to provide training to financial staff and strategy support to management staff.

Their income is very project based and they have found it hard to keep operational and project budgets so they would like to transition to a simpler system which still offers transparency.

You will be reviewing their progress since the last AfID volunteer placement and providing further training for the Finance Officer and Programs team. The Program Mangers and Senior Team would also benefit from training on strategy, financial planning and budgeting. In addition you may also have opportunity to visit some of the small businesses and provide direct assistance and mentoring.

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NGO Empowering LGBT Community

Belize
Lunch provided

Our partner is a legally registered NGO which has been engaged in numerous community-driven initiatives aimed at mobilizing, educating, informing and supporting the LGBT community and LGBT families in Belize.

Our partner works to improve the quality of life and access to opportunity for LGBT persons and their families ensuring a socially inclusive Belize. To do so they hold social events in their community centre with the LGBT community, where they discuss empowerment and education around same sex couples / family issues. They advocate to create awareness around inequality in Belize to change laws affecting the LGBT. 

As part of their requirement they prepare for audits, submit annual reports to funders and to the Attorney General’s office. They are in need of a formal system to manage their income and expenses and to improve their financial capacity. You will be the first AfID volunteer on assignment at this organization and your role will start with a review their accounting systems, processes and controls and making and implementing recommendations based on the resources available, the skills of the team and the context where they work. You will be working with the Centre Coordinator and Members of the Board.

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Supporting School Communities with Sustainable Agriculture

Providing training to farmers and teachers
Zambia

Based in Zambian capital, Lusaka, our partner works to ensure school and college communities live in abundance using their land creatively to produce a diverse range of nutritious food and other useful products. They are seeking the help of an Accountant to provide training and support to their new Accountant.

The Programme provides residential training to the teachers and farmers in agro-ecology techniques, participatory implementation of productive and multi-purpose landscapes in school and monitoring system.

The organisation have requested support to their established programme in Zambia, where they are in the process of recruiting a new, full-time Accountant. The Regional Facilitator has requested support to help the new Accountant settle in and provide coaching as necessary. They will need training on QuickBooks and backups and electronic filing procedures recommended by the previous volunteer.

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Empowering women at LAFF, Peru

Social Project Empowering Impoverished Rural Communities

Indonesia
$25/week Stipend, Airport transfer and Visa covered

Our partner works to eliminate poverty and promote culturally sensitive, sustainable social and economic development in the impoverished rural communities, prioritising the health, nutrition and education of children.

Your role will start with an assessment of their accounting & financial management systems, making and implementing recommendation. Our partner has three accounting members of staff however none of them have been professionally trained: you will work with them to build their capacity especially around internal audit and developing financial procedures and controls.

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NGO Empowering young entrepreneurs through apprenticeship training

Uganda
Food provided

Our partner empowers young entrepreneurs to develop sustainable careers to become financially independent by providing business startup classes, business acceleration, soft skills and employment training. They are looking for a volunteer to set up an accounting system and provide training support to their staff.

They work to address the lack of the economic opportunities for youth from low income families through an innovative and holistic program of entrepreneurship training and turn the participants’ mindset of hopelessness into determination and confidence. Their participants are empowered to develop passion driven sustainable careers that enable them to become financially independent while creating employment opportunities for others.

Your role will start with an assessment of their accounting and financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff.

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Education Rwanda's Future Leaders

Rwanda
Accommodation provided

Set in scenic and mountainous Rwanda, our partner is a model primary and more recently secondary school. They are looking for a Pro Bono Accountant to assess the financial skills and capabilities of the new Deputy Director of Finance and Administration.

The school works to educate able and motivated children to become Rwanda’s future leaders. The organisation has also set up a farm and a multipurpose hall to help fund the school and is looking to expand on these activities.

Following on from other successful AfID assignments, your role will be to assess the financial skills and capabilities of the new Deputy Director of Finance and Administration and potentially a new accountant. You will also follow up on the recommendations of previous volunteers and continue providing strategic support to local staff.

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Keeping Parents & Families Together

Cambodia
Monthly Accommodation Allowance of $150 Provided

Based in the popular tourist destination Phnom Penh, famous for it’s rich cultural history, our partner works to promote skilful parenting and keep families together. They are looking for a Pro Bono Accountant to help them understand and meet the reporting requirements of international donors.

The organisation’s goal is to promote skilful parenting to equip parents and caregivers with knowledge, skills and confidence to foster a safe, non-violent and positive family environment and to prevent and reduce violence against women and children, as well as unnecessary family separation.

They would like support to strengthen internal controls and develop financial templates and guidelines to improve their efficiency and meet international standards. 

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Children's Health Organisation

Zimbabwe
Accommodation & Living Expenses provided

Our partner are an NGO supporting children with cancer in Zimbabwe. They provide help with diagnostics, access to the right drugs, treatments and also transfer children to specialist medical care.

The organisation help with diagnostics, access to the right drugs, treatments and blood transfusions and also transfer children to specialist medical care. The organisation also works to provide psychological support and train nurses and doctors on basic cancer care. 

They have requested support in improving and introducing new financial procedures. As the first volunteer you will also be conducting an internal review of their existing systems, procedures and controls in place and making and starting to implement your recommendations for best practice.

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Street learning, Escuela de la Calle, Guatemala

Ocean & Environmental Protection Non-Profit

Indonesia
Accommodation & Lunch Provided

Our Partner is an Indonesian non-profit focused on environmental protection. The organisation works to keep the ocean free from land-based waste and to educate and inspire others to do the same. They are looking for a volunteer to review their current financial systems and provide training to their accounting staff.

Our partner is completing building of a Community Environment and Skills Centre, which is already teaching public schools about waste management, recycling, composting and organic gardening. The outcomes of their advocacy efforts are more sustainable businesses, community beach clean ups and active village waste management systems.

You will begin with an internal review of their current financial systems, procedures and controls. You will make and start to implement your recommendations for best practice, providing training as necessary; in particular, you will provide vital expert coaching to the organisation's accountant and help the organisation introduce monitoring procedures.

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Safeguarding Children in Urban Slums

Uganda
Affordable Accommodation, Lunch provided

Our partner is a Ugandan NGO working to safeguard and provide for vulnerable children and their families living in urban slums. They provide support through education, health and livelihoods initiatives, with a focus on helping children with disabilities.They are seeking the assistance of a Pro Bono Accountant to provide vital training and support to their Bookkeeper.

They provide a child sponsorship scheme to assist some with boarding school, holiday programmes and skills training. They also provide specialist assistance and education to children with disabilities, offering special needs teachers, physiotherapy, medical care and a support group for parents.

You will be reviewing their progress and providing further training and support to the Bookkeeper. Besides you will support with forecasting and improving processes and policies around exchange rates.

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Empowering Communities through Innovation

Inspiring creative technology
Tanzania

Our partner aims to empower people to design and make technology solutions to community challenges. They encourage creative problem solving, collaboration and a sharing of knowledge. They are looking for a Pro Bono Accountant to provide training and support to their present Administrator and Bookkeeper.

The organisation encourage creative problem solving, collaboration and a sharing of knowledge. To achieve this, they use run design and creativity workshops, develop their own innovative technologies and provide a space for local innovators to develop their products and access local markets.

Under the last volunteer’s guidance, the Administrator has grown in confidence and enthusiasm for accounting, having since expressed her desire to study an accountancy degree. However, she still needs further coaching and support and is eager to learn more from another volunteer. Your placement will be well timed to see the transition of a new Executive Director coming on board.

The organisation have requested support with creating budgeting templates and developing a financial dashboard to enable higher level financial decisions. You will also be reviewing their progress with the most recent volunteer’s implementations and recommendations.

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⭐ Unsure if volunteering is for you? ⭐

Next AfID Workshop: 12 Oct 2018
UK

The AfID Workshop could help you decide.  A practical insight for accountants looking to volunteer or work in international development. Find out more

It’s a great way to learn about development, the varied roles for finance professionals, our assignments and the needs our many non-profit partners. The day is very relaxed and carefully designed to provide detailed insight into the different challenges, stakeholders and environments you will encounter; mixing real case studies and volunteer feedback with John and Neil's wealth of experience.

Career Changers

If you are thinking of a career change understanding the context of the accountant's role and effective ways of partnering with diverse stakeholders is essential; the insight you will gain from workshop will strengthen your candidacy and hopefully give you the edge you need to stand out in a popular sector. On our Career Changers page we feature true stories from accountants who have forged new and rewarding careers in the charity sector after volunteering.

Each workshop is delivered by John Cammack, a very experienced independent consultant in the non-profit sector. John is a qualified CIPFA accountant, consultant and university lecturer. John has been involved with international development work for over 30 years, previously as Head of International Finance at Oxfam GB and then Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Financial Management at Oxford Brookes University. Neil Jennings, the founder of Accounting for International Development, will also be in attendance to answer any volunteering or AfID partner related questions.

The workshop runs from 8.30am - 5.00pm (Registration 8.15am-8.30am) and is followed by a Past Volunteer presentation and Q&A 5.00pm - 5.30pm. Find out more

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Pro Bono Accountant for Development Organisation

Malawi
Accommodation & £546 Stipend provided

Our partner is a development, relief and advocacy organisation that helps people to find solutions to poverty and become all that they can by investing in partnerships that improve quality of life and create positive, long-term change in some of the world’s poorest communities.

The organisation have new partnerships with three Malawian non-profits based in Chikwawa, Blantyre and Nsanje which focus on providing education programmes on the following:

  • Literacy and health education for rural adolescent girls and boys aged 10 – 19 years
  • Health and nutrition, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention
  • Climate change adaption and related hazards

Our partner is supporting each organisation to undertake strategic planning. Prior to agreeing an annual partnership agreement and sending funds, they are seeking a pro bono accountant to help them undertake an assessment of each partner organisation’s financial management systems and controls to ensure the partner organisation is able to absorb funding responsibly and accountably.

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Bright, ecofriendly futures at GravityLight, Kenya

NFP Transforming the lives of Children and Families

Tanzania
Accommodation provided

Based in the coastal city of Tanga, our partner's mission is to transform the lives of children & their families through the provision of free early years education for the most vulnerable children from their day care centre and advocating for children to stay living in their family homes. They are seeking a Pro Bono Accountant to support them in continuing this life-changing work.

The organisation found from surveys that the majority of residents in local children’s homes where there because of poverty and not because they did not have families. The organisation also work with the children’s parents and guardians to develop economic and food security to help them to support their children.

Our partner would especially like continued help with budgeting and forecasting. They are applying for lots of grants at the moment, which require budgets. In addition to the above you will also be helping them to address the discrepancy in their financial years which are different for the UK and Tanzanian entity and causing excess work.

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Accounting support for Literacy Project

Affordable Accommodation
Mexico

Our partner aims to close the achievement gap through the promotion of early literacy skills and the do that by: publishing books for children and training the adults around them on how to use those books as development tools.

As a social enterprise they have a one-to-one model, in which for every book they sell they give one for free to a family that does not have access to books. These deliveries of free books are accompanied by a mandatory workshop for the adults that care for the children receiving the book, so that they understand the importance of books in children’s development. So far, they have reached 3000 beneficiaries.

Your role will be to work with the local staff to help understand financial information and support the strategy of financial plans for the next 2 years. They would also benefit from training on how to understand and prepare information that they could show to investors for example a profit and loss analysis, cost of products, overheads, sales projections and their links to project budgets and cashflow forecast. There is also scope to prepare a basic stock system and identify opportunities where they could grow.

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Macaw Conservation Organization

Accommodation provided
Costa Rica

Our partner has made it its mission to implement conservation action that restores healthy populations of native parrots throughout their historic ranges in Costa Rica. The Great-green Macaw and the Scarlet Macaw have both suffered dramatic declines in Costa Rica, with about 300, respectively 1000 birds left. 

Our partner has a history of successfully breeding both species in captivity and releasing the offspring, with nearly 100 macaws released to date. They maintain two release sites at Punta Islita, and Manzanillo respectively, and are developing a field base in the north of Costa Rica.

You will be reviewing their progress, making recommendations and providing further support and training to staff as needed.

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Empowering Children to reach their full potential

Safeguarding and Promoting Child Rights
Tanzania

Our partner is part of a network of 250 Civil Society Organisations committed to protecting and supporting children in Tanzania. They are looking for a Pro Bono Accountant to provide vital training and support to their Finance and Accounts Officer.

The organization and its partner members aim to safeguard children from harm and enable them to grow to reach their full potential. They follow and engage with the UN Convention of Child Rights and the African Child Rights Charter. They promote and advocate for the rights of the child, install monitoring and reporting systems, conduct constitutional review and support a forum for shared knowledge and best practice.

You will begin with an internal review of our partner's existing systems, procedures and controls, before making recommendations for best practice. The organization feels that they lack the appropriate tools and systems to track their finances and meet reporting requirements. Their Finance and Accounts Officer has formal accountancy training but still has a limited understanding, she will benefit from tailored coaching.

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Organization protecting disadvantaged children

Affordable accomodation
Sierra Leone

Our partner supports and protects disadvantaged children aged 0-17 years in Sierra Leone and Ghana, offering access to health care, education, emotional support and a safe environment. They want to install the importance of education, awareness of child rights and to educate to prevent such risks as teenage pregnancy and early marriages.

You will be based in their Freetown office and will work remotely with the staff in Accra. The key members of staff for this placement are also based in Sierra Leone. You will start by conducting an internal review of their existing accounting systems, procedures and controls. You will be making and starting to implement recommendations for best practice, creating new templates and providing training as necessary. The finance staff in Ghana will also need some guidance and coaching. With uncertain funding, you might be asked to help with  reviewing and advising on their financial sustainability. They feel that their internal controls are lacking and their reporting needs improving as well.

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SHE Investments Cambodia

African Wild Dog Conservation Organization

Accomodation and meals provided
Zimbabwe

Our partner was founded to conserve the endangered African wild dog and has been focusing on field work, research and trainingThe organisation also mentors students, helping them to prepare for further studies and field work. They are currently constructing a Conservation Ecology Centre (CEC) for Zimbabwe’s graduate and undergraduate field studies and will one day accept applications from international students too.

Their current accounting is basic, consisting of a simple spreadsheet and without formal finance staff. You will be conducting an internal review of their existing system, procedures and controls and a needs assessment of their capacity. You will then make and start to implement your recommendations for best practice, as appropriate to their needs and capacity.

The partner has asked that you also assist them to create simple management reports for donors. They would like a user friendly and robust system to maintain accounts and keep an accurate record throughout the year of their finances. You will be building templates, updating documentation and providing staff training to ensure your implementations are sustainable.

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Charitable Trust supporting marginalised children

India
Accommodation provided

Our partner is a non-governmental charitable trust, established in 2003. They support vulnerable and marginalised children and communities around Chennai.

The organization’s staff have come from social worker and education backgrounds and their projects are community led. One key community they work with is the nearby tribal community which is one of the most vulnerable in India. They focus on providing education and opportunities and addressing health issues and underdeveloped infrastructure. 

Your role will begin with an internal review of their existing accounting systems, procedures and controls and will make and start to implement your recommendations for best practice. They have requested support strengthening and improving their systems. You will be coaching their local staff on finance management and project accounting. They would like to build stronger project accounting to be able to analyse and map individual project performance more clearly.

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Non-profit Supporting Children's Education

Peru
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner helps economically disadvantaged children to realise their right to an education. They promote quality education and foster the capacity of children and families to be the principal agents of change in their own lives. They support children and their families through various programmes focussed on primary education, secondary education, nursery education and English speaking.

Your primary role relates to a new grant application, which would be for major renovation works. You will compile a renovation budget and identify how the proposed additional operating funds would fit in with their current operating budget. The proposal will be in English and one of the architects speaks English, so knowledge of Spanish is not necessary (but would be great)

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Organisation dedication to environmental education & conservation

Costa Rica
Affordable Accommodation

This small and local social enterprise are dedicated to scientific research, environmental education and management in Costa Rica.

To achieve their aims Brenessii has 3 programmes:

  • Educational tours: teaching high school students to understand nature and environmental management together with communities.
  • Rural base community tourism: working with communities so that students can understand the relation between humans and nature.
  • Scientific camps: Their goal for 2018 is to provide scholarships for a group of students to a 4-day scientific camp and give them the opportunity to experience scientists’ work to understand the natural world, the relation with humans and how to make changes to protect the environment.

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Organisation ensuring children's access to education

Vietnam
Affordable Accommodation

This organisation aims to ensure that all children in Vietnam have access to education, irrespective of their background and any other hurdles they face.

Founded in 1998, they have four primary programmes supporting the education and wellbeing of children there, specifically in housing, health and nutrition, education and the support of vulnerable children.

Your role

As it has been nearly 4 years since the last AfID volunteer placement at this organisation, you will start with an assessment of their accounting & financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff to ensure they are being efficient, effective and transparent. You will also review how far they got in the implementation of the previous volunteer’s recommendations , helping the organisation create programme and organisational budgets (currently the budgets are created in the US), train the team on Budget-to-actual reporting and provide further training on Excel and Quickbooks.

You will work mostly with their accountant but also with the country manager, programme coordinators and remotely with the team based in the US.

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Alison on assignment in Sri Lanka

Enterprise training local beekeepers to improve livelihoods

Tanzania
Accommodation Provided

This social enterprise work with local beekeepers in North West Tanzania who are using traditional methods, to improve their livelihoods and link them to higher value export markets.They offer training to their suppliers to help them increase their yield, providing inputs on a credit basis, such as smokers and bee suits. They work with beekeepers who are spread across Tanzania, using field officers to inspect hives and check harvesting is happening to organic standards.

They are seeking support in building a more robust system with financial controls that will safeguard them in the future and help them to attract further investors. You will be starting with an internal review of their existing systems, procedures and controls and making and starting to implement your recommendations for best practice. They would like to build a new system and procedures that are appropriate to the capacity and resources of the team and that will also support their growth. They are currently using excel but would like to explore moving to an accounting software. You will also be assisting with inventory and stock management tools and policies.

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Organisation launching loan technology for struggling families

Myanmar
Accommodation Provided

This organisation has created a mobile platform that enables poor families to obtain affordable Nano Loans via their phones. Their nano loans help the economically vulnerable bridge income gaps and are small, flexible and short-term at a fraction of the cost of moneylenders.

From their research the organisation has decided to target women aged 18-60 as they have seen women not only assume primary responsibility for managing household finances, but also suffer the severest consequences of debt traps.

Your role will begin with an assessment of (or lack of) accounting & financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff.

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Organisation providing care & services to permanently blind

Belize
Free accommodation

This organisation provides rehabilitation, daily living skills and orientation and mobility services to people who are permanently blind. In addition to this, the organisation also provides education support to blind children in regular school’s system by teaching braille and producing braille texts, computer skills and provision of adaptive aids.

Your role will be akin to undertaking an assessment of the headquarters’ and regional clinic’s accounting and financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff.

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Organisation safeguarding cheetah population

Botswana
Homestay Available

This organization working in collaboration with communities, government and stakeholders to promote coexistence with Botswana’s rich diversity of predator species. They aim to safeguard Botswana’s cheetah population through scientific research, community outreach and education.

Your main role will be to help them prepare for an audit, look at their organizational budget and help them make projections and suggest improvements as well as help them create programme budgets.

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Not-for-profit organisation working with locals in urban development

Colombia
Affordable Accommodation

This organisation work with citizens, associations, local governments and the private sector in an experimental action and research collective specialized in participatory planning and design. They are seeking a volunteer accountant to help formalize their accounts and provide training on financial management to non-finance staff.

The organisation is committed to information sharing and public participation and bringing together local and global knowledge, they produce innovative models in architecture, planning and policy making.  In Colombia some of their projects and beneficiaries include rural schools, youth centers and public spaces recovery.

Your role will be akin to undertaking an assessment of their accounting and financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff.

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Irise, Uganda

Organisation using performing arts to transform lives of disadvantaged

India
Free accommodation and food

This performing arts-based NGO based in a rural district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India aim to transform the lives of the disadvantaged through using Kattaikuttu - a narrative theatre art form – as a medium to create self-respect, artistic delight and sustainable livelihoods.

They currently have a theatre school as well as an apprenticeship scheme that aims to create successful performers as well as train the students in higher studies or vocational training elsewhere.

Our partner is seeking a pro bono accountant to help them with a 5-year plan on their income and spending. They have received some income to establish an endowment fund; and are keen on exploring the best way of investing the money.

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Organisation empowering women in business

Nicaragua
Affordable Accommodation

This organisation is a platform for business women in Managua and throughout the country, aiming to promote the growth and success of local women, whose projects range from small market stalls to medium sized businesses.

The organisation works with over 250 women, who sell their products or services both locally and online. Delivering workshops in areas such as marketing, public speaking, bookkeeping and how to formalise a business, the organisation provides these women with a space to share ideas and learn effective business skills.

Your role will be to review how the organisation has been since the first volunteer’s visit, and ensure the action plan and tasks outlined by them have been carried out. You will also undertake an internal review of their accounting processes and make recommendations for improvement. They are now using a system called ODDO and they would like you to analyse how they are using the system and make recommendations for improvement.

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Youth-led Community Development NGO

Malawi
Affordable Accommodation

Based in rural Northern Malawi, our partner is a youth-led NGO using a grassroot, community engagement model to tackle issues affecting health, environment and education. They are seeking a volunteer to help them prepare to transition to a new accounting system.

They aim to create empowered communities which can influence rural development and where vulnerable and disadvantaged groups can thrive. Their projects including tackling poor attendance of girls in schools ensuring adequate bathroom and changing rooms for them, providing reusable sanitary pads, holding engagement meetings with parent and teacher groups and educates on girls’ rights.

You will be reviewing their progress in implementing and maintaining recommendations including reviewing compliance with the procedures manual and ensuring accounts and reporting are being kept up to date. They are keen to try QuickBooks and you will be helping prepare them for this transition.

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Organisation supporting & safeguarding rights of Muslims

Kenya
Affordable Accommodation

This organisation endeavours to sustain a strong network of Islamic religious leaders and professionals who will foster processes that address, pursue and safeguard the rights of Muslims and the community at large.

Their programmes include: increasing access and utilisation of quality HIV services; preventing and responding to radicalism and violent extremism in prisons; seeking to enhance the the capacity of imams and management committees of mosques on importance of early prevention of extremism among the youth. Other initiatives include: supporting peace research, capacity building workshops and monitoring of sermons.

Your role will be akin to undertaking an assessment of their accounting and financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff. They would also benefit from training on general financial management and in particular around reporting to multiple donors, budgeting and forecasting.

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Environment focused organisation tackling effects of climate change

Malawi
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a local non-profit and youth-led organisation focusing on mobilising communities to protect their natural environment and regain sustainability. They are seeking an accountant to help them develop their donor reporting and grant management.

The area is facing changing weather patterns, water scarcity and soil erosion with the overuse of diminishing natural resources leading to deforestation, water pollution and flooding. Their environmental projects include: planting trees; rehabilitating natural forests; encouraging bee keeping; growing and harvesting soya beans. They also educate the community on water sanitation, nutrition and food security.

You will begin with an internal review and needs analysis of their existing financial systems, procedures and controls. You will then make and start to implement your recommendations for best practice. The organisation have highlighted a need to improve donor reporting and grant management; bank reconciliations; procurement; budgets creation and monitoring; monthly management accounting; cashflow forecasting; cash management controls; and creating annual financial statements.

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Mountain top orchestra from Bolivia Clásica

Organisation Supporting Small Scale Rural Entrepreneurs

Zambia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner focuses on capacity building for small scale rural entrepreneurs in Zambia. This organisation provides training on business managements, technical skills and financial literacy and climate smart agriculture. They bring effective approaches to developing and promoting affordable, reliable, and easily operated enterprises and other farm based agribusiness and rural enterprise development.

Part of the organisation’s work focuses on supporting female farmers. Farming by women is usually done in conjunction with their children and they ensure that demand creation activities such as seed fairs, field days and seed demonstration plots are done closer to the community to allow for women’s full participation.

To date the organisation has improved affordability, timelines, range and volume of inputs and services reaching out to smallholder farmers.

Your role will include reviewing how things have been since the last placement. You will also review bookkeeping, bank reconciliations and filing, advise on reports prepared and submitted to board, support the organisation on project and organisational budget preparation and on cash flow planning and management.

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NGO empowering women through construction

Brazil
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner empowers women through civil construction, technical training, personal development, team building and citizenship in a professional field traditionally and culturally dominated by men: civil construction.

This organisation offers workshops and courses in the specialties: mason, painter, tiler, ceramist, electrician and plumber for low income and for women that work in civil construction. The organisation targets women whom are poor, have a low level of formal education and are often victims of domestic violence.

In addition to providing a significant change in the lives of the women, their families and communities, they also positively affects the civil construction field by improving its gender equity. Objectively, the construction companies who employ mixed teams report an improvement in the quality of the work, the discipline and organisation of the workforce.

You will implement further controls, review bank accounts reconciliations in line with procedure and undertake an internal audit. The organisation will also require your support with the annual report; reviewing cash flow procedure and improving the budget templates provided to beneficiaries at their workshops.

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Organisation protecting biodiversity in Belize

Belize

Based in Sarstoon Temash National Park, an extremely important home of biodiversity covering over 41,000 acres, our partner works to safeguard the ecological integrity of the region and for the economic, social, cultural and spiritual well-being of its indigenous people. They are looking for an Accountant to support them transition to a paperless system and provide basic bookkeeping training.

The organisation works with groups of women who live in a small, rural Maya village, offering training in running cooperatives and providing organic pesticides and fertilisers. They have recently secured a 5-acre plot of land for the women where they can plant vegetables and cash crops.

They would like support transitioning to a paperless accounting system, accounting for in kind contributions and preparing for audit. You will also will be working with the Director and the logging and fishing community groups, whom the Director would like you to train on basic bookkeeping: how to record their expenses and costing of their products as the organisation believes they might be underselling their products because they are not taking into account the fuel, the saw mill or other items in the supply chain.

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Organisation supporting communities affected by HIV/Aids

Zambia

Our partner works to improve the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS in the Lusaka province. The organisation focuses on prevention measures, raising awareness of the risks and care for those infected. They have requested the support of a pro bono accountant to help them develop their cash management, reporting and accounting systems.

In particular, they work to eliminate transmission of the disease from mothers to children and improve access to information on sexual reproductive health rights through the provision of counselling, testing services and distribution of condoms and awareness packages.

They would like a volunteer to help them introduce more analysis to their financial procedures, to measure their growth and performance. You will be helping review what is the best system to use and providing training as necessary. They have also requested help with cash flow forecasting, internal and donor reporting, financial planning and strategy.

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Organisation supporting Deprived Communities

Ghana
Affordable Accommodation

This non-profit organisations aims to inspire Ghanaian citizens to support and improve the lives of those living in deprived communities. Their model uses community development and youth empowerment to further national development and the organisation works closely with local communities, universities, the Ghanaian department of Social Welfare and partner NGOs.

You will begin with an internal review of their existing accounting systems, procedures and controls. You will be making and starting to implement your recommendations for best practice to improve their procedures. Their Co-Founder and National Project Manager is mainly responsible for tracking income and expenditure and financial reporting using excel and he will benefit from your guidance and coaching.

The co-founder would also like your support with their microfinance project and you will be working with the project staff to establish and improve procedures in reporting, bookkeeping and knowledge management between beneficiaries and partner organisations. You can also help design the training they deliver to the women and youth on finance management.

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VIP Bikes, Vietnam

Organisation supporting families with HIV/Aids

Malawi

This organisation supports communities through driving projects to assist with orphans, vulnerable children and families in southern Malawi who have HIV/Aids.

You will support the Country Manager to ensure that monthly management reports are being completed satisfactorily with meaningful reporting and budget comparisons, to carry out review of accounting procedures on the ground, review budgeting process and Quickbooks Chart of Accounts to simplify programme codes (towards donor rather than location) and expand on tax and other administrative codes (recent audit has suggested this). You will also develop and implement fuel and time sheets to enable greater controls over programme costs and support the team to further review finance policies including procurement, transport and HR. The accountant and the organisation as a whole will also require more training.

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Organisation providing quality education for children & young people

Kenya
Accommodation Provided

Our partner focuses on supporting early childhood education and development, providing excellent education and holistic development to children not adequately supported in mainstream schooling. 

The organisation strive to create a conducive environment for students from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds, particularly those who have disabilities and impairments and who struggle with core subjects. As well as providing core education, the organisation also delivers counselling, mentorship and opportunities for personal development.

You will be conducting an internal review of their existing accounting systems, procedures and controls in place. You will then be making and starting to implement your recommendations for best practice. The founder has also requested support with financial reporting, budgeting and procurement.

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Sustainability focused enterprise developing nutritious foods

Colombia
Accommodation & food provided

This organisation is a social enterprise seeking to develop nutritious foods to contribute to a healthy, conscious food culture and promote sustainable development.

Their current work includes: Development of healthy snacks, production and use of 100% recyclable packaging; Work with local women artisans to reutilise the packaging to create and sell products such as bracelets, coasters, key rings ; Supporting local producers by paying competitive prices to boost the Colombian countryside and generate positive impact

The organisation reached out to AfID because they want the organisation to have strong financial management from the beginning.  You will work to create a simple accounting system that allows the social enterprise to have better control over their income and expenditure and their assets. They would also like your support with an analysis of costs and profitability as well as coaching on meeting international accounting standards.

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Community Organisation Supporting Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups

India
Accommodation & Lunch provided

Our partner’s motto is “find a way or make a way”; following this approach, they support vulnerable & marginalised groups in different regions near Pondicherry & Pullambadi. Their programmes include: Rehabilitation of disabled and leprosy people; Home for the gypsy, street and poor children; Gypsy Community welfare and development; Nutritional and educational support for children and Social enterprise for economic empowerment of women.

The organisation does not have staff with a financial background as such they would benefit from training on financial management in general.

Your role will be akin to undertaking an assessment of their accounting and financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff. The partner has also requested support with financial statements and budget preparation and donor reporting. 

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Legal and Development Organisation Protecting Women's Rights

Laos
Homestay options

Our partner are working to promote gender equality, women’s rights and the protection of women from human trafficking and gender based violence.

They work with legal professionals, educators, students and local communities to enact cultural and behavioural change. This is done through the dissemination of laws related to women, installing gender into mainstream education and facilitating better access to justice mechanisms for women.
 
You will begin by conducting an internal review of their existing systems, procedures and controls. You will then make recommendations for best practice and start to implement some of these changes. They have asked for support with cash flow forecasting; year-end and project-end activities; updating their finance policies and documentation of this; cash management systems; and financial planning.

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"Chab Dai", meaning holding hands, Cambodia

Organisation using theatre to bring communities together

Costa Rica
Afforable Accommodation

Our partner uses theatre workshops to bring communities together and provide a platform to discuss, reflect on issues ranging from architecture, urbanism to building less violent and less oppressive social relationships.

They focus mainly on people living in communities stigmatized as violent. Last year they organised workshops, street activities and festivals in more than 20 communities in Costa Rica with people of all ages.
 
The role will be akin to undertaking an internal audit by conducting an assessment of accounting and financial management systems. From your assessment, you will help them organise every project better in terms of its financial management and help them make projections per project for example to know costs of each project, resources required to run each project or areas where they could cut costs.

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Platform to Enhance Skills and Network of Local Business Women

Nicaragua
Homestay Available

Our partner is a platform for business women in Managua and throughout Nicaragua. They aim to promote the growth and success of local women, whose projects range from small market stalls to medium sized businesses.

Currently they work with around 250 women who sell their products or services both locally and online: they provide them with a space to share ideas and learn effective business skills. They also deliver workshops which train the women in areas such as marketing, public speaking, bookkeeping and how to formalise a business. Membership of the network also gives the women access to important and useful contacts to help them expand their market reach.

Until recently they worked in close collaboration with a large INGO which builds economic development in Nicaragua. They managed the accounts for our partner, however our partner have become independent and so brought the accounts in-house, an idea that there donors very much agreed would be beneficial for the organisation.

You will review how the organisation has been since the first visit and ensure that the action plan and tasks outlined have been carried out. The organisation now has more projects and they would like you to review whether the recommendations are applicable to the new projects and division of duties. They would also like your support to deliver technical assistance and training on financial management to their members and own finance team.

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Technology and Communication organisation supporting Entrepreneurs

Colombia
Homestay options

Our partner is a multi-media savvy team passionate about exploring the world and through the use of technology contribute to social change.

This partner supports social causes through marketing and communication tools such as videos, photography, graphic design while also providing mentoring and workshops. As a small social enterprise, they support grassroots organisations or entrepreneurs with a demonstrable social impact on a pro bono or low-cost basis and they sell their products and services to social enterprises and local and international NGOs with a higher income.
 
The founders would like your support with a cost analysis so that they are able to understand how much they should be charging their clients to grow the organisation but still meet their social goals. Based on your assessment they would also like you to support them with a cashflow forecast and train them how to manage a budget. This placement will have a great focus on capacity building but also in formalizing their processes and accounts and making recommendations for improvement.

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Learning disability organisation ensuring inclusive & equitable education for all

Ghana
Homestay options

Our partner’s mission is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for children and young people with learning disabilities in Ghana. They educate parents, teachers and communities about learning disabilities, inclusive education, and actively promote effective teaching approaches and intervention strategies for individuals with learning disabilities and related disorders.

You will be undertaking an assessment of their accounting & financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff.
 
The organisation do not have a formal finance team, at the moment they have a project assistant and a record keeper. They also receive informal support of friends who have a finance management background. You will work with the record keeper, the project assistant and the director and help them implement a basic accounting system and train them on bookkeeping, income and expenditure account preparation, keeping a balance sheet and internal audit.
 

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Organisation Teaching English To Improve Employment Opportunities

Haiti
Affordable Accommodation and Allowance provided

Our partner is a non- profit, adult English program. Knowing English greatly improves chances of finding long-term, meaningful employment for example in hotels, restaurants, offices, and attain university scholarships. With the help of our partner students are becoming qualified for these positions. 

The organisation offer bi-weekly classes to 230 students and follow a Cambridge University English syllabus complete with internationally recognised exams. Along with lower levels, they are one of the only institutes in Haiti to offer two advanced levels and also sponsor graduates to take the TOEFL exam.

Your role will be akin to undertaking an internal audit by conducting an assessment of their accounting and financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practice based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff.

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Elephants having a splash at ELIE, Cambodia

Community Clinic Providing Affordable Healthcare

Guatemala
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a community clinic that with the collaboration of health professionals, health educators, volunteers, and community leaders, offers quality and affordable health care and health education to rural, underserved communities.

The organisation's holistic health programmes focus on Medical and Dental services, Nutrition and a Healthy Schools Program. The programmes provide reliable and affordable local healthcare to adults and children as well as an education aimed to encourage life-long healthy habits.

Our partner came referred to us by one of their donors who thought they would benefit from the support of a qualified accountant. The first AfID volunteer supported them with budgeting, monthly reporting, cashflow, Quickbooks structure and a reporting timetable for the year. Your role will include assessing whether recommendations from the first placement have been addressed and consider other areas for improved processes and controls.

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Latin American Human Rights Organisation

Peru
Homestay Available, Spanish required

Our partner is a human rights organisation dedicated to defending and promoting justice on behalf of communities affected by different forms of injustice in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.

The organisation has a wide scope of work in Peru which includes providing support to native communities of the Amazon and the Andean regions, children affected by various forms of violence and trafficking and families and communities affected by the internal armed conflict.

Their current programmes include: Rights of Indigenous People, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and environmental care, Rights of Children and Adolescents, Citizenship and gender equality and Institutional Consolidation of Peace in Peru.

Your role will include undertaking an assessment of their current systems processes and controls and making and implementing recommendations for best practice. You will visit establishments in the city that sell similar products in order to review and update the farm’s business plan- projecting farm income for up to three years and the investment needed, developing a work plan with priority activities for the first year and economic proposals of the highest priority and providing training to the administrator to improve accountability.

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Organisation Promoting Inclusion for Young Adults with Learning Disabilities

Argentina
Affordable Accommodation, Spanish required

Our partner works to promote the inclusion of those with intellectual disabilities in society and in employment though education, specifically surrounding the environment. The organisation was founded over 8 years ago and works with young adults with learning disabilities. 

They partner with universities in Buenos Aires to deliver a 4- year programme for students whereby they spend 2 years in an education programme studying about the environment and 2 years in the work programme where they put their knowledge to use in the field, volunteering or working in villas (slums) and NGOs and delivering training to offices. Our partner has limited each course to 4 years to reflect the average university course length and to encourage autonomy and confidence. They work with around 50 students a year who are then able to go on and do great work for the environment.

Your assignment will begin with an assessment of their systems, process and controls before making and implementing recommendations for best practise. They would also like your support with reporting and providing tailored training to new members of staff.

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Organisation Supporting Underprivileged Children

Guatemala
Affordable Accommodation, Spanish required

Our partner is a Guatemalan organisation that supports underprivileged children in Quetzaltenango by providing education, food, and opportunities for a brighter future.

The organisation runs a number of overarching programmes and one income generating activity. Their key programmes include: an education programme to create awareness and mitigate risks through education, mental health and human rights promotion, a shelter to provide a home for children and young people working and living on the streets and a social work program. To help generate income they offer guided mountain hikes through the highlands of Guatemala.

As our partner is growing and receiving more funding they have requested the support of a second AfID volunteer to help them implement Quickbooks; preparing budgets and loading them into Quickbooks by division, month and line management, setting up monthly management reporting and providing further training on the system.

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Organisation Encouraging Collaboration To Strengthen Local Communities

Haiti
Accommodation + Stipend Provided

Our partner aims to serve as a bridge between international and local organisations in order to help them better achieve their objectives. Their moto is “Response! Relief! Renewal!”

They were originally established as an emergency response organisation following the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, and now they are transitioning into a development organisation and serve as a co-working space for local organisations providing them with workspace, meeting space, internet and other tools to aid their work. They also offer alternative accommodation to guests and an opportunity for people and organisations from outside Haiti to connect with small, local organisations who are making a real difference in people’s lives.

They reached out to AfID as they need to professionalise their accounting and finance practises and increase transparency as they transition into a development organisation. Your role will involve undertaking an assessment of their accounting and financial management systems, processes and controls and making and implementing recommendations for best practise. They have also asked for support and training on developing an annual budget and producing financial statements which will ultimately enable them to apply for grants from larger funders. The board and senior management are also very keen to receive training on financial management. In the future, they would also like to transition to Quickbooks.

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Organisation Supporting Marginalised Women & Children

Nepal
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is an NGO committed to promoting the rights of women and children and providing access to education and livelihoods with dignity.

Their projects aim to strengthen education in the community and support marginalised women through development of their livelihoods with income generating activities and better use of local resources. Through their community learning centres, they work to increase literacy, train on leadership skills and provide community women’s networks. Their key beneficiaries are the illiterate, disadvantaged and poor women.

Your role will involve conducting an internal review of their existing systems, procedures and controls. You will then make and start to implement recommendations for best practise. You will also be reviewing and updating their finance procedures manual and assisting with donor reporting. There may be the opportunity to visit and assist some of their Learning Centres where they are running income generating projects and microloans based in the surrounding area.

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Organisation Promoting Transparency and Accountability

Nigeria
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner’s mission is to empower marginalised communities and give them access to information. Their main project aims to advocate, visualise and track government spending and international aid spending meant for developmental purposes in the rural/ marginalised communities in Africa.

They lead a network of self-trained journalists called community reporters/champions and other persons including legal practitioners, data researchers, information analysts and anyone interested in how open data can make transparency and accountability possible in Nigeria and Africa by extension. They also have programmes which work around environmental sustainability, Human Rights and conflict management and disaster and emergency response.

On this assignment you will undertake an assessment of their accounting and financial management systems and make and implement recommendations for best practise based on the complexity of their finances and resources available to the organisation. They would also like support with budget preparation and cashflow forecaster, annual reporting and training on the interpretation of figures from reports. They currently use Excel but plan to transition to SAGE 50 to make their projects more efficient.

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Organisation Providing Women with Access to Justice

Sierra Leone
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner was established to ensure that women and girls in Sierra Leone are educated and empowered to be able to fully access their legal and human rights. They work through a combination of hands-on legal aid, innovative outreach programmes, intense awareness raising and hard- hitting advocacy and tight collaboration with the justice sector to strengthen it from the core.

Your role will involve undertaking an assessment of their accounting and financial management systems and making and implementing recommendations for best practise.

You will provide support to enable the organisation to make the most effective use of Quickbooks for every day accounting, grant reporting, dealing with currency conversions and forecasting. You will build the capacity of finance staff in relation to financial planning and reporting for the long- term sustainability of the organisation and provide advice on actions which could improve their long- term financial sustainability for example, setting up an endowment fund.

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French Speaking Pro Bono Auditor for NGO Promoting Child Rights

Morocco
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner's mission is to end violence against children through capacity building for child protection and advocacy organisations. They envision a society active in the promotion of rights and integrity of children in Morocco.

They currently implement two programmes to reduce sexual exploitation of children, particularly in the context of travel and tourism and reduce their vulnerability. They also seek to disseminate a better understanding of sexual exploitation problems in the region to create better child protection measures, policies and methodologies.

You will undertake an assessment of their accounting and financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations for best practise based on the complexity of their finance and resources available.

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Pro bono auditor for NGO Supporting Rural Development

Cameroon
Accommodation Provided

Our partner’s mission is to raise family incomes, standards of living and give independence to the rural population in north- west Cameroon.

They would like to increase the skillset of their staff from basic bookkeeping to formal financial management as management believe their activities require high level of accounting and good record keeping to meet international accounting standards.

You will carry out an assessment of their accounting and financial management systems and make and implement recommendations for best practise based on the complexity of their finances and skillset of the local staff.

The organisation have 4 stations each running income generating activities. Each station’s programmes manager collects the money but a cashier brings it to the main centre. They also prepare budgets and report to donors. For their orphans programme they have a different system to report to donors which considers exchange rate. You will be working with the four programmes managers and the cashier to develop a basic yet effective financial structure and provide training on this.

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Women sewing at Dorsu, Cambodia

Networking Org. Supporting Local NGOs

Nepal
Affordable Accommodation, Visa covered

Our partner is a networking organisation established with the aim of building the capacity of member organisations in the areas of governance, management and civic education in Nepal. They are seeking a volunteer to help them develop their systems and procedures.

Their members are CBOs and NGOs who are all providing development opportunities and working towards the collective goal of community prosperity.  They are currently working with 18 organisations in 11 districts, delivering the projects including: HIV awareness and prevention, Women’s health project, Peace building project, Earthquake response project, Rural education project.

They have approached AfID to help them develop their financial systems and procedures. You will conduct an internal review of their existing systems, procedures and controls and make recommendations for best practise. They would also benefit from guidance on cost allocation to manage simultaneous projects, support developing a robust financial monitoring system and assistance improving budgets and documentation of financial procedures.

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Organisation Supporting Indigenous Communities

Panama
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a cooperative based in the rural area of Silico Creek in the north west of Panama. They work to improve the economic integration of the indigenous population in Ngöbe Buglé.

They now have an Excell template to help them create reports and tools to record loans/ entrepreneurs. They have also recently started using SAGE but need support to make their statements for 2016.

Your role as the second AfID volunteer on assignment will include strengthening internal controls, implementing procedures, providing training on SAGE 50 and EXCEL, as well as providing tailored training on Excell and SAGE to staff and on general financial management.

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Organisation Using Sport to Support Vulnerable Youth

Colombia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner teaches life skills to children and young adults from vulnerable communities through sports, cultural and recreational activities which help them create their own life projects and promote a movement towards peace, equality and cohabitation.

They began as a group of volunteers playing soccer and have since expanded to provide seven educational programmes. These include free recreational activities in the fields of arts, sports and digital inclusion, leadership programmes, social business and scholarships and job opportunities for the eldest youth.

In the last two years the organisation has grown in the number of programmes they operate and the number of staff, as such they reached out to AfID for support.

You will undertake an assessment of their accounting and financial systems, and make and implement recommendations based on the complexity of their accounting/ reporting requirements, availability of resources and skillset of local staff. You will focus on helping staff to understand processes, structures, tools and procedures that can make financial tasks more efficient and effective and under international standards. You will also make a similar assessment of their social enterprises.

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NGO Providing Legal Assistance to Neglected Juvenile Prisoners

Zambia
Accommodation Provided

Our partner exists to support juvenile prisoners, the majority of whom are male, who have become lost within and are now in conflict with the justice system of Zambia.  Provisions for the young boys were scarce so the founder began by arranging donations of blankets and other goods, this progressed to chatting to the boys and going to visit them regularly at weekends.

The organisation organises activities for the boys including educational and sporting activities throughout the week and are planning to install a computer lab next year. The founder provides legal representation and matches them to pro bono lawyers who monitor their cases, provide legal guidance and representation and secure court dates. They also run advocacy for system reform in the local and wider Zambian community, running a regular radio programme and collecting donations in the community.

You will help with financial reporting and presenting financial information for funding proposals. They would like to create templates for creating budgets and business plans which can be adapted for different proposals. You will also be reviewing the progress of their new Accounts Assistant and provide more training and coaching.

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Organisation Promoting Good Governance and Accountability

Cameroon
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner exist to challenge attitudes in Cameroon to make corruption unacceptable, influencing those seeking public office to exercise good governance and informing the people about the importance of civic participation and public accountability.

Your role will involve undertaking an assessment of their accounting & financial management systems and making and implementing recommendations for best practice.  Our partner would benefit from more training on Excel and in particular they would like help in creating templates for budgeting, for profit and loss and to refine or design their balance sheet. They are hoping that after the placement they are able to use the skills learnt and templates to support the small business units they supervise and mentor.

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Jennifer on assignment with Kattaikuttu Sangam

Charity Supporting the Elderly

Belize
Homestay Available

Our partner’s mission is to empower older persons to achieve aging with dignity. To attain this they run community home care services, day care programmes, advocacy and research to address the varied needs of older people.

They also provide residential care across the country where older women and men come to socialise, exercise, receive health education and discuss current affairs.

You will carry out an assessment of their accounting and financial systems and make and implement recommendations for best practise. The focus will be to establish good practises and coach staff in these, ensuring they can be maintained after your department.

The Executive Director believes there are challenges and inaccuracies in their reporting lines and would like to create uniformity. In addition, the residential homes have separate accounting and they would like them to be internally audited. They would also benefit from training in budget preparation and analysis and cashflow forecasting.

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Organisation Supporting Communities Affected by Injustices

Bolivia
Accommodation Provided, Spanish required

Our partner is a human rights organisation dedicated to defending and promoting justice on behalf of communities affected by different forms of injustice. They have three independent offices in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.

In Bolivia their work focuses on preventing violence and supporting victims of violence in particular to girls and women. Their two main programmes are the child-adolescent sexual violence prevention program and the comprehensive care program for victims of sexual violence and domestic violence on the basis of gender.

They were introduced to us by their Peruvian counterpart who we supported in 2016. The Bolivian office has been in operation since 2010 and feel that they need to strengthen their financial management, improve their internal control systems and have better reporting lines that allow them to have correct and timely information.

Your role will be akin to undertaking an internal audit of their accounting and financial management systems, making and implementing recommendations on best practise based on the complexity of their finances, the resources available to the organisation and skillset of the local staff. You will also provide support with analysis and budget preparation and training to management on financial planning and budget monitoring to elaborate better proposals.

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Pro bono accountant for NGO supporting Underprivileged Children

Nepal
Homestay option

Based in Nepal, one of AfID’s longstanding partners, started off as an organisation supporting education of underprivileged children. They are seeking a volunteer to provide training and support to their junior finance assistant who is currently managing the finance function.

Since formation their programmes have extended to address issues such as lack of family income to support children’s education, domestic and gender-based violence and psychosocial problems arising from the civil war. Since the earthquake in Nepal, they have been participating in relief efforts. 

Your role will be to continue building the skills of the finance assistant to improve her confidence of day to day tasks and ability to manage the finance function in the absence of the finance coordinator.  The partner also need support in finalising the annual reports.

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Organisation Providing Orthopaedic Care

Ghana
Accommodation Provided

Originally founded as a centre of children with polio, our partner is a general rehabilitation centre providing four broad programmes: an orthopaedic clinic and workshop, mobile ,orthopaedic unit, a residential home to provide facilities for patients in need of extensive physiotherapy and training, Prosthetics and Orthopaedic (P&O) college offering a three year diploma in P&O.

You will be reviewing their progress with the first volunteer’s implementations and recommendations and providing further training to local staff as required.

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Organisation Supporting Rural Communities

Ecuador
Accommodation Available

Our partner works to ensure healthy communities and a healthy natural environment in the Ecuadorian Amazon: they were founded with the aim of improving the opportunities available to rural children living in this culturally and ecologically diverse and unique region. Their primary initiative is to support local school with less opportunities than city schools through their Education program. They also run an Eco- Agriculture program that provides support to school and community gardens.

You will conduct an internal review of their existing accounting systems, policies and controls, make and start implementing recommendations for best practice. They currently use WAVE- a free basic accounting software, they would like support in using it more efficiently in particular around recording and processing expenses.

They have also requested support with budgeting and donor reporting as they don’t have a formal system in place. Our partner has a community centre which also serves as a community bank. They would like to receive guidance on how to manage the bank and the possibility of helping a community develop cacao related products and periodic workshops and courses.

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Whose the Queen of the castle? HOOP, Peu

Organisation Providing Cardiac Care in Rwanda

Rwanda
Accommodation Provided

Our partner is a non- profit medical organisation focusing on bringing sustainable cardiac care to Rwanda. They are currently building a regional centre of excellence in cardiac care, offering services which include cardiac surgery, a heart catheterisation lab, rehabilitation and prevention, and research and education on cardiac care.

Alongside providing healthcare services they also deliver training to strengthen the local workforce. Advocacy efforts aim to reduce poverty and empower patients and a growing patient support fund gives vulnerable children access to these services.

Your role will involve helping to strengthen their financial processes, develop a robust cost and time effective accounting system and prepare them for future expansion.

They have requested that you focus on cash flow forecasting and monitoring, budgeting and reporting procedures. You will also create a procedures manual and coach them in how to prepare annual finance statements.

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Spanish Speaker for NGO Supporting Indigenous Forestry Communities

Bolivia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner’s mission is to strengthen the technical, administrative, organisational and commercial capacities of community forestry organisations to ensure sustainable management of forest resources in indigenous territories.

Their programmes include inclusion of communities’ proposals in national public policy, building capacities to do good business with private forestry companies and improving transparency to design and implement effective mechanisms for accountability and distribution of resources in communities. So far their efforts have had a significant impact on creating jobs and driving the local economy, overseeing activities to prevent deforestation and supporting indigenous populations to exercise their rights.

Your role will be to conduct an internal review of their existing accounting systems, policies and controls, making and starting to implement recommendations for best practice. They have requested support in making their systems, processes and controls more formal and efficient but also more visible and accountable to their members and communities. Your support will also be required in the elaboration of financial reporting, and asset management.

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Organisation Contributing to Female Empowerment & Education

Costa Rica
Accommodation

This organisation was founded to contribute to the empowerment of women and the education of children through training programs aimed at developing their potential and capabilities from a gender-inclusive, humanistic and holistic perspective.

Currently our partner implements three core programmes including an educational, inspirational and holistic program for 200 children at social risk; literacy classes and employment training workshops and other activities that empower and develop practical, emotional and, social skills; and an environmental education project which contributes to alternative educational methods that inspire creativity, curiosity, hunger for knowledge and love for humankind, animals and nature.
 
You will conduct an internal review of their existing accounting systems, policies and controls, making and starting to implement recommendations for best practice. Our partner have also requested support with the creation of organisational and programme budgets, support with annual reports and a financial procedure manual.

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Organisation Improving Employment Opportunities for Indian Youth

India
Accommodation Provided

Our partner works to better prepare India’s youth for life after school. Currently, many students from low-income and rural backgrounds struggle to find quality employment opportunities after graduation, our partner works to address this employability gap by providing help with employability training, leadership development and career services.

Over the past few years they have grown rapidly and now have 2000 students enrolled in their programme. You will be the fourth AfID volunteer to support this partner. They have previously received support in creating & monitoring budgets and reviewing restricted/tracked donor income expenditure.

After some time using their new management reporting system, our partner have requested support reviewing their progress with implementations and help with addressing some errors that have arisen with using the excel spreadsheets. You will be continuing to develop the reporting system and dashboard. You will also be providing tailored staff training on reporting as needed.

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Community Organisation Advocating for Peace and Reconciliation

Rwanda
Accommodation provided

Our partner is an NGO that focuses on improving livelihoods, peace and reconciliation, has a prison ministry, and supports a special school for former street kids.

Their core work focuses on 4 areas: Peace and Reconciliation, Prison ministry, Community development and Educational support to destitute children.
 
Your role will include firstly an assessment of their systems, process and controls to make and implement recommendations for improvement and for best practice. Based on your findings they will like you to support them establish an effective and efficient accounting system, internal financial control, and budgets. The administrator will also require training to be able to have more responsibilities.

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Organisation Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

Panama
Accommodation Provided

Our partner is the leading NGO providing sexual and reproductive health services in Panama. They provide high- quality, integrated care at clinics nationwide and maintain a countrywide presence through advocacy, outreach and communications campaigns. Their services include gynaecological care, contraceptives and HIV and STO prevention, testing and treatment.

You will undertake an internal review of their accounting systems, processes and controls and make and implement recommendations for best practise. You will also help them develop financial and business procedures; financial planning and help them prepare and train for future external audits.

Besides, you will provide training on internal reporting and reporting to the board of directors.

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Social Enterprise Developing Information-Platforms Using Mobile Phones

Kenya
Accommodation provided

Our partner was founded in response to the scarcity of information, insight and data available from the field in developing countries. The founders decided to develop a platform to collect information using a mobile phone.

Today, the organisation’s client base includes for-profit companies, not-for-profit companies, and international organisations working in a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, energy, microfinance and governance.

They are seeking a volunteer to update their financial projection model, having reviewed and understood their cost and revenue drivers.

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Youth Led Organisation Providing Health and Education Support

Madagascar
Contribution to Accommodation

Our partner is a youth-founded and youth-led organisation located in south-central Madagascar who aim to provide health and leadership education to increase school attendance, reduce early pregnancy rates and improve health outcomes.

The organisation has been growing rapidly over the past two years. More schools are requesting their services; donor interest is increasing; partnership with multi-national agencies such as UNICEF and UNFPA is being implemented and staff is rapidly increasing. As the organisation grows additional support is needed to reinforce their financial and accounting procedures.
 
Your role will include undertaking a mock audit to help them prepare for an external audit taking place next year. The Director feels that there is still a lot of room for improvement and would like to have stronger systems, processes and procedures before having an external audit: in particular she would like you to review their procedures manual and help implement the ones they are currently not implementing. The previous volunteer suggested an implementation of Quickbooks but the Director would prefer to build the Excell skills of the Finance Officer before moving to another software.

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Local Organisation Supporting Community Development

Malawi
Affordable Accommodation, Meals & Monthly Allowance provided

Our partner is a community based organisation and NGO with the aim to create change to enable a better future in their community. Their vision includes a community which is socio-economically empowered, have self-sustaining livelihoods and improved access to education, health and strong leadership. 

Their programme focuses include: Microfinance, Education, Vocational Skills Training, Volunteer programme, Community based mobile clinic.
 
The organisation have requested support to improve their accounting systems and achieve greater accountability and transparency for the benefit of their current and future donors.  
 
Their Executive Director has asked for help in the following key areas: drafting and documenting new financial policies and procedures; assisting with systems design; developing a chart of accounts; developing standardised templates; supporting with financial planning and budget creation and monitoring; reinforcing financial control; and introducing financial management principles and tools.

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Architectural Organisation Improving Quality of Community Spaces

Costa Rica
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner works to promote social and community architecture to improve the quality of the public spaces through intersectoral articulation and co-management of participatory processes.

The organisation’s mission is to reduce socioeconomic gaps by generating a change in the concept of urban and social development, through empowerment, training and dignifying grassroots communities. They have developed and supported different communities in urban and rural areas of the country, with a focus on joint creation of opportunities, sustainability, accessibility, gender equity and critical pedagogies from the execution of projects in public spaces and common good.
 
The organisation do not have a permanent working location, and they work from the home of a rotating member of staff. There are 16 passionate individuals who make up the staff, most of them Architects. The finance function is led by an economist and supported by a trained architect. As such their knowledge of finance and accounting is limited and their set up is basic at the moment but they would like to improve.

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Performing Life, Bolivia

Spanish Speaker Auditor to support Education NGO Empowering Children

Mexico
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner envision a world where everyone has access to a quality education, is aware of this opportunity, and has the resources to take advantage of it. Their work is grounded in the knowledge that an education gives people choices and leads the way to a better and healthier life.

Your role will include undertaking an assessment akin to an internal audit of their accounting systems, processes and internal controls and make and implement recommendations for best practice. You will also help solidify Policies and Procedures manual that includes descriptions of accounting procedures and controls; help streamlining their processes for accounting for both US and Mexico accounting requirements.

You will be working with the Finance and Administration Coordinators but would also have regular calls with the CFO as well as meetings with the Executive Director as needed.
 

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Volunteer Accountant for Digital Education Institute

Kenya
Visa covered

Our partner - whose local name roughly translates to mean to grow or to develop in Kiswahili - is an institute that exists to bridge the digital gap in education across Kenya and East Africa. Kenya is a growing IT hub but this is not reflected in the educational system, often due to a lack of resources.

Our partner is planning to increase fundraising efforts next year and as they grow, their accounting requirements will become more complex. A lot of their procedures already do not fit their size and have become cumbersome and slow. They also want to be ready for when they are required to conduct audits. No one in the team has advance accounting knowledge and they would benefit from a full internal review of procedures and controls, recommendations for best practice and staff training.

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Pro Bono Accountant for Environmental Organisation

Belize
Accommodation Contribution

Our partner is the oldest environmental NGO in Belize and is a membership-based organisation dedicated to the sustainable management of natural resources through leadership and strategic partnerships with stakeholders for the benefit of people and the environment.

 

Currently they work in 7 national protected areas and focus on protecting Belize’s natural resources while educating the public about their value and sustainable use. The organisation has grown from an all-volunteer organization to a Society with a staff of more than 40 dedicated professionals. 

Your role will include visiting the sites to do a standard check, provide further training and help them implement the first volunteer’s recommendations. This partner would also like you to spend more time at one of the sites to ensure that proper systems are in place and that monthly reports are carried out as they should. 

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Pro Bono Accountant for Musical Education Organisation

Bolivia
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner provides Bolivian children and youth from underprivileged backgrounds with top quality music education. Their mission is to enhance the quality of cultural life in Bolivia and create opportunities for young people by building their confidence, nurturing their talents and spearheading a movement towards excellence in all fields.

The organisation encompasses a music school including a teacher-training programme, and an international music festival offering concerts all over Bolivia. 
 
Your role will include an initial assessment of systems, processes and controls and making and implementing recommendations for best practice. In addition to the organisation assessment you will support the two branches with the following: 
  • Globally: As they a now have three non-profit organizations (in Bolivia, in the U.K. and in the U.S.) linked to the main organisation which need administering, they would like your help to set up systems to optimize effectiveness, promote transparency, and give them a better overview of their global financial situation. 
  • Locally: They need to restructure and streamline their organisation within Bolivia so that as much as possible gets channelled through the Bolivian foundation account.  The founder would also like your support to make processes more efficient as she believes they often make things more complicated than they should be because of a lack proper systems and division of duties. 

The organisation is looking to hire a part time administrator who will need training. The teachers at also are involved in the administration and as such you will be working with some and provide tailored finance training to non-finance staff. 

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NGO Using Football to Tackle Marginalisation

India
Accommodation, Meals and some Living Costs

Our partner aims to foster sustainable development and long term solutions to the disadvantaged communities of India. They use soccer to encourage community inclusion and overcome barriers facing the marginalised populations of India.

The homeless and slum communities are facing a variety of complex issues, such sexual and domestic abuse, unemployment, alcoholism, drug usage, malnutrition, mental health issues and disengagement from the education sector. They believe that sport and football inherently offer a transferrable set of skills for social development, through team building, acceptance and discipline. They provide positive role models and a place to develop and enjoy one’s self.

They have two main offices in Nagpur and Chennai and operate over 9 cities in multiple locations across India.  You will be reviewing their progress and providing further training as needed in order for our partner to improve its internal accounting procedures. You will also be assessing the capacity and understanding of the team and reviewing job allocation. Moreover, you will help the team to incorporate longer term financial planning and strategy, as well as to establish robust and consistent financial procedures to aid our partner’s growth.

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Tim at Tiyatien Health, Liberia

Organisation Promoting Clean Cooking Technology

Malawi
Visa coverd

Our partner works to ensure a healthy and clean environment through practicing and encouraging the uptake and use of sustainable renewable energy and clean cooking technologies.

They work to promote the use of improved cook stoves around Malawi and provide training to rural households on the production of fuel efficient stoves as an income generating activity.

The partner reached out for support after a recent donor audit showed weakness in the finance function. Your role will involve undertaking an internal review of their accounting systems, financial processes and internal control to make and implement recommendations for best practise and to meet donor requirements. You will also provide support in the implementation of an accounting system, which would help them in tracking all payments from advance up to the expensing level.

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Organisation Protecting Marine Coastal Zones

Belize
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a marine scientific research organisation based in Belize. They are a leading authority on the responsible use of Belize’s coastal and marine resources. Their vision is to sustainably manage the use of the coastal ecosystem for the benefit of future generations.

In order to achieve their mission, the organisation carry out marine research, collect and maintain data, provide information as required by the Authority, organize training courses, maintain coastal monitoring programmes and support other agencies involved in coastal management.

Your role will involve undertaking an internal review of their accounting systems, procedures and controls, risk control and making and implementing recommendations for best practice.  You will also provide support with budget preparation, monitoring and analysis. You will work with the finance and programmes team to put a budget together as well as a cashflow forecast.

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Organisation Supporting Marine Conservation

Mozambique
Accommodation Provided

Our partner exists to protect the ocean’s giants from extinction with the aim of reversing global declines in threatened marine species. Their pioneering research feeds into conservation and education efforts to protect large marine animals. Their current projects focus mostly on manta rays and whale sharks but also include hump back whales, dolphins, black marlin and turtles.

As well as conducting research, they work with the local community and its leaders to promote sustainable fishing methods and create locally managed marine areas to reduce threats to these marine populations. They are planning to grow and expand their reach to South East Asia and South America.

Your role will involve conducting a similar internal review, checking on their progress and continuing to implement changes for best practice. You will provide support and training on QuickBooks, support in moving away from a cash based accounting system and help developing a business development strategy to take on more funding for their research projects.

Basic knowledge of Portuguese is advantageous.

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Organisation Supporting Marginalised Youth

Peru
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner aims to empower children and young people in Peru. They believe that with access quality education and employment opportunities young people will be able to build a better future for themselves.

The organisation provides education and vocational training support for marginalised young people, they partner with a number of organisations and through these partnerships support organisational sustainability through income- generation, cost reduction initiatives and capacity building for staff.

Recently they have undergone staff changes and have requested the support of an AfID volunteer to help support the new manager.  Your role will involve providing training on Xero and assistance with monitoring with regards to bank and cash transactions. The organisation have recently changed their strategic plan and would like support to adapt the budgets and the accounts to the new strategy and projects.

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Self- Sustainable School Providing Education to Rural Children

Tanzania
Accommodation provided

Our partner is a Tanzanian secondary school following a model of self- sustainability. They aim to become financially independent and not dependent on student fees, whilst delivering high quality education irrespective of family income.

In order to achieve its goals, the organisation runs a number of income generating projects that both contribute to the costs of running the school and provide practical educational opportunities to students in business, finance management and technical skills. Their current projects include: bee keeping, growing and harvesting timber, a school restaurant and shop, and dairy/ poultry farming.

You will conduct an internal review of the current accounting processes, make and implement recommendations for best practise and help to establish an appropriate accounting system. You will help to identify what financial training is needed, provide training to staff and assist in ensuring that financial regulations are adhered to.

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Bright Generation, Ghana

Organisation Supporting Rural Farmers

Malawi
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner works to support farmers living in rural communities in the Northern region of Malawi. The organisation aims to assist farmers with agricultural production and the marketing of their crops.

The region in which our partner operates is prone to both flooding and drought therefore the organisation works with the farmers to try and minimise the damage caused by these natural disasters. Alongside this the organisation works towards the integration of clean, safe water and promotes empowerment for school children and members of the community.

You will be reviewing the organsiation's progress and providing furhter guidance and training as required. You will also support preparing for an external audit and meeting EU reporting requirements.

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Performing Arts School for Underprivileged Children

Brazil
Homestay Option

Our partner organisation was set up to make a difference in the lives of children living in an underprivileged area in Recife, engaging with issues such as employee rights and sexual and reproductive health.  To the younger children, they offer lessons about culture, folklore and traditions of the carnival, St. John and Christmas.; to the older children, lessons about citizenship, employment and employee rights, sexual and reproductive health.

The areas where they will need your help include:
- putting into place an accounting system that suits better their needs;
- evaluating safer and more accurate systems of financial control to be implemented in a long run;
- creating a template of financial report to ensure transparency;
- helping them design a campaign for promoting/starting an endowment fund for the organisation;
- helping them decide the best kinds of investments in order to maintain the profits of the endowment;
- training people keeping records up to date and to use them as tools for fundraising and reporting and developing a finance workshop for children and young adults.
 
Portuguese/Spanish Speaker required.

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NGO Using Performance and Microloans to Help Local Community

Bolivia
Accommodation Covered

Our partner uses art and performance to lead children towards a better future. Many Bolivian families move from rural areas to find opportunities in the cities, but end up living in poor and dangerous conditions. The organization's main projects include a “Social Circus” school, specialising in teaching juggling and other performing arts, a music programme whereby the children are working towards producing an album, and a microfinance programme, where families are making and selling bracelets. 

Your role would be to support and train local staff and implement the initial phase of microloan programme and set up a guide and a manual.
 
This assignment will require a Spanish speaker: the staff is predominantly Bolivian, though English speakers are around as well.

Please note that overseas assignments, in this case in Laos will incur a placement fee as per the AfID Tailored Volunteer Programme fee scale.

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Organiastion Who Envisage an HIV-Free World

Togo
Volunteer House or Guesthouse Options

Our partner’s organisation envisions a world without HIV and provides comprehensive health and social services for people living with HIV/AIDS. They support HIV patients by offering free medical consultations, antiretroviral therapy, group support sessions and home visits. In addition, our partner has an effective program of prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child, delivers sexual education and free contraceptive methods.

Your role will include undertaking a general assessment of the organisation’s current processes and financial controls, identifying any weaknesses, and recommending and implementing any changes which you deem necessary.  The Director has also requested support with reviewing the procedures manual, training local staff in accounting and finance to keep track of the accounts and manage them themselves and help them move from Excel to QuickBooks. 
 
French Lnguage skills are desirable.

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Disaster Relief Organisation Supporting Community Development

Indonesia

This organisation was founded as a response to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, by which Indonesia was hugely affected. Their main focus areas are disaster relief, and health and education within childhood and community development. 

The organisation delivers its health and education programmes in 8 villages, and therefore has various field offices, with a central base in Bandung. Their projects around disaster relief come and go wherever necessary, and increasingly they are focussing on long-term development. They are running community development, maternal health and early childhood development programmes. 
 
You will review their accounting processes and controls in line with the recommendations and undertanding what they were comfortable and able to implement as well as the challenges.  They would benefit from support in creating standardised processes and templates for all the field staff to report, these would eventually help him prepare donor reports as well as any reports for internal use. They would also appreciate support in reviewing their budget creation, monitoring and cashflow management processes. 

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Jeffrey with Comboni Samaritans, Uganda

Community Org. Fighting Food Insecurity, Environment and HIV

Malawi
Affordable Accommodation

A long standing AfID partner, this organisation works together with communities to address the contentious issues of food insecurity, low household level income, environmental degradation and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. More recently, they have moved towards youth-focussed programmes and women leadership projects. 

Your role will be to review their accounting processes and controls, and strengthen internal controls; support the Finance and Administration Officer with budget tracking for projects, preparation of financial statements and reports for projects and give further training with their accounting system. The Director is keen for other members of staff to receive training in accounting; specifically, he would like the project coordinators to be trained on budget creation, monitoring and reporting.

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Spanish Speaking Accountant for Construction Organisation

Guatemala
Affordable Accommodation with host family

Our partner works on housing projects, helping to rebuild and improve the houses and community buildings of rural Guatemala. Although based in Antigua, the organisation works on a national level. So far, they have helped to build or add improvements to around 650 houses, and 70 community buildings. They build the houses with the help of local masons and constructors, and improve the living conditions and facilities of local families. 

Your role will include checking the implementation of the first volunteer’s recommendations, strengthening internal controls, help the organisation prepare for an external audit and provide further training to the finance staff. Our partner prepare their year-end accounts at the end of February and depending on your arrival you could also provide support in this area. 

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Spanish Speaker Volunteer for Grassroots Agricultural Organisation

El Salvador
Affordable Accommodation

Our partner is a grassroots organisation of subsistence farmers, and an alliance of three local Permaculture Associations. Their mission is to promote permaculture for the development of a healthier, wiser and more ecologically sustainable society. 

Permaculture methodology uses the Farmer to Farmer approach where farmers learn from other more experienced farmers how to work together to improve the environment and produce more food; improve their water and health sustainably and develop confidence and self-reliance in the communities.
 
Your role would be will be akin to undertaking a general assessment of their financial controls and procedures, identifying any weaknesses, and recommending and implementing any changes which you deem necessary. In addition the partner has requested training on general accounting and financial principles to strengthen the financial knowledge and capabilities of the three local Permaculture Associations and support with fiscal responsibilities such as VAT, tax reports and rent. 

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Volunteer Accounting Consultants

Botswana
Tailor-made voluntary placements to fit your availability, skills and preferences.

Are you waiting for your ideal volunteer assignment to appear? 
If so, wait no longer. With over 350 charity partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America the roles listed are only a small sample of what is available.

We tailor all assignments around a volunteer’s personal preferences, experience, budget and availability. You could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala, coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali or conducting financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu.

Please get in touch so that we can discuss the wide range of opportunities available to you.

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Volunteer Accounting Consultants

Cameroon
Tailor-made voluntary placements to fit your availability, skills and preferences.

Are you waiting for your ideal volunteer assignment to appear? 
If so, wait no longer. With over 350 charity partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America the roles listed are only a small sample of what is available.

We tailor all assignments around a volunteer’s personal preferences, experience, budget and availability. You could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala, coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali or conducting financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu.

Please get in touch so that we can discuss the wide range of opportunities available to you.

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Laos Rugby Federation

Volunteer Accounting Consultants

Malawi
Tailor-made voluntary placements to fit your availability, skills and preferences.

Are you waiting for your ideal volunteer assignment to appear? 
If so, wait no longer. With over 350 charity partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America the roles listed are only a small sample of what is available.

We tailor all assignments around a volunteer’s personal preferences, experience, budget and availability. You could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala, coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali or conducting financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu.

Please get in touch so that we can discuss the wide range of opportunities available to you.

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Volunteer Accounting Consultants

Sierra Leone
Tailor-made voluntary placements to fit your availability, skills and preferences.

Are you waiting for your ideal volunteer assignment to appear? 
If so, wait no longer. With over 350 charity partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America the roles listed are only a small sample of what is available.

We tailor all assignments around a volunteer’s personal preferences, experience, budget and availability. You could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala, coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali or conducting financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu.

Please get in touch so that we can discuss the wide range of opportunities available to you.

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Volunteer Accounting Consultants

Myanmar
Tailor-made voluntary placements to fit your availability, skills and preferences.

Are you waiting for your ideal volunteer assignment to appear? 
If so, wait no longer. With over 350 charity partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America the roles listed are only a small sample of what is available.

We tailor all assignments around a volunteer’s personal preferences, experience, budget and availability. You could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala, coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali or conducting financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu.

Please get in touch so that we can discuss the wide range of opportunities available to you.

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Volunteer Accounting Consultants

Philippines
Tailor-made voluntary placements to fit your availability, skills and preferences.

Are you waiting for your ideal volunteer assignment to appear? 
If so, wait no longer. With over 350 charity partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America the roles listed are only a small sample of what is available.

We tailor all assignments around a volunteer’s personal preferences, experience, budget and availability. You could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala, coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali or conducting financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu.

Please get in touch so that we can discuss the wide range of opportunities available to you.

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